Mike Lester by Mike Lester

Mike Lester

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago

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

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 4 years 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.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years 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?
    but trying to keep my sense of humor,

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years 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.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 4 years 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.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    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.


    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?

  7. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 4 years 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.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    Most of you are.

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