Mike Lester by Mike Lester

Mike Lester

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    You ought as well make it a 24 trillion dollar coin to at least cover the next 4 years.

  2. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    The coin is not meant to pay back debt, just to show that the GOP is willing to burn down the country in order to “safe” it from debt they themselves generated. Hypocrites!

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    You know they could make more of them, say 14 or so.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    @Debbie Jordan

    Congress has passed laws about what denominations of paper currency can be issued (and paper money counts towards the debt ceiling). Congress has passed laws about what gold coins can be issued, and how much gold has to be in them. Congress has passed laws about what silver coins can be issued, and how much silver has to be in them. Congress has passed laws about what copper coins can be issued, and how much copper has to be in them. Penultimately, Congress has passed laws about what coins can be issued using the new alloy that tricks vending machines into thinking the coins are silver, and how much of that alloy has to be in them.


    But the law allows platinum ‘commemorative’ coins in any denomination the Secretary of the Treasury deems appropriate and does not specify how much platinum they have to contain, and, if such a coin is minted and deposited with the Treasury, it legally counts at face value against the total debt.

  5. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 1 year ago

    Ah, Mike Limbaugh Lester. Hey, Mike, when out of money, with a good education, an excellent credit rating, and a bundle of creative ideas, each with enormous remunerative potential – STOPPING SPENDING – makes about as much sense as stopping eating. About. There are physical benefits to controlled fasting. I see none in aborting economic growth in the name of (current) Republican Economy Theory.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    If we can fix our economy by minting a piece of metal worth 1 Trillion dollars, do it. Platinum has many industrial uses, but if one coin, even one the size of a transatlantic cable spool will set the wagon back up on its wheels, do it. Gold, Silver, and other mines have been underpaying the US gov’t for minerals mined on public lands for decades.
    Hell, have a yard sale at the national museums if you have to. Put Dorothy’s ruby slippers on Craig’s list and the Hope Diamond on E-Bay. In a few decades, there’s a good chance the buyer will die and leave it to the Gov’t again.
    The point of this diatribe is the need to put people, animals, farmland, and the environment over “things”.
    If it’s collectin’ dust, it ain’t a “MUST”, as a friend once told me.
    That said…
    We should be able to do this in much more civilized way.
    But then again, we still have the same people under the Capital Dome, and their level of civilized behavior, and civility, is questionable.
    Pardon me, can you break a Trillion?
    Respectfully,
    but trying to keep my sense of humor,
    C.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    I think minting a couple of trillion dollar coins is a good idea and wonder why it took 2 weeks for cartoonists to recognize it.

  8. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    So what happens if you put a trillion dollar coin on the rail road tracks?

  9. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Does it derail the economy?

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    I prefer to cure the disease than to cure the symptom. When symptoms decrease, the patient is less willing to go after the cause.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Your ignorance is showing….. again.

    Here, it’s simple. Go to wikipedia and query any congress and show the make up of that congress. It will show how many republicans, democrats and independents are members.

    Here is an example – the 107th congress. During the budget “surplus” years.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/107th_United_States_Congress

    So, any legislation passed that is a “spending” bill is – by law – originated in the “House” (well that hasn’t always been true but mostly). If it passes the house it is then sent to the Senate where it is reviewed and if passed as is sent to the president for his signature. If it is NOT passed but amended then it goes back to the house for approval of the amendments and if approved then it is sent to the president. The president then reviews it and either signs it into law or vetos it or maybe does some tweaking and sends it back to congress for review.

    So you see, Morty, everyone has some input and all share a measure of responsibility for the outcome.

    Unless, of course, some tyrant decides to just dictate a new law and bypass the system.

    Ans do tell me Morty, who was in charge of the money during the surplus years as per the example provided?

  12. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 1 year ago

    Mike Lester seems to have missed an important point- the $1 trillion coin has very little to do with China.
    *
    In fact, China owns $100 billion LESS US debt than it did a year ago.

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @SkepticCal

    Most of you are.

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    :-D

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