Some legislators in Wyoming taking no chances

The crew of the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier lines the flight deck at the Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va. New legislation on the table in Wyoming has provisions for the state to have its own aircraft carrier in the event of an emergency.

Some legislators in Wyoming are taking no chances should the American economy get worse. Much worse, one assumes.

There's a bill pending in the Wyoming House that authorizes creation of an alternative currency should things go kerfluie.

An amendment approved last week on that bill also allows for Wyoming to hold its own military draft, raise and maintain a standing army, aquire strike aircraft and get an aircraft carrier as well.

I thought that last one was kinda interesting, 'cause Wyoming's pretty much land-locked... right?

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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