"As we noted earlier this month, the demand for both gold and silver 'physical' coins has been record-breaking as 2013 began. So much so, that now after selling over 6 million silver coins in 2013 so far, the US Mint has run out of silver eagles and has suspended sales"
This should be a warning sign to those in power. The people of this country no longer trust you to ensure our nation and its currency are trustworthy. They are buying up things which they know the value of and can be used for currency/barter if necessary.
So get your thumb out, and fix the problems you have created. Start to rebuild the trust in our currency and economy. Before you run out of both.