A tongue-in-cheek online petition has a creative solution to paying off the national debt - although Montanans may have mixed feelings about it.
The Change.org petition proposes simply to "Sell Montana to Canada for $1 Trillion to eliminate the national debt."
It goes on to say "We have too much debt and Montana is useless. Just tell them it has beavers or something."
The petition has 84 signatures at this writing. One commenter writes, "Lol, who lives in Montana? I haven't heard of that state in, like, ever."
Still, even a trillion wouldn't make much of a dent in the national debt.
The U.S. National Debt stood at about $22 trillion at the end of 2018, according to the U.S. Treasury.