Thursday, July 25, 2013

McCain: $1 Coin Could Lead to Bigger Tips for Strippers

Judy Kurtz at The Hill has the story:
Sen. John McCain has a wish for any exotic dancers who might feel the pinch from legislation he’s backing that would do away with the dollar bill and replace it with a dollar coin: Shake what your momma gave you and make more moolah.
The Arizona Republican joined Sens. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) in introducing the COINS Act last month. Advocates for the measure contend that saying sayonara to George Washingtons in favor of coins would save the government billions of dollars.
But a revealing 2011 ITK investigation found that at least one, er, esteemed gentleman’s club in Washington was opposed to similar legislation introduced at the time.
Daniel Harris, owner of Archibald’s Gentleman’s Club in downtown D.C. told us back then, “I think it would be very awkward for everyone involved. How much more would a coin weigh than a dollar bill? It would be very hard.”

The manager also astutely pointed out, “You can’t put a coin in a garter belt.”
When pressed about the predicament facing scores of the country’s skin-baring and bill-collecting women, McCain responded without missing a beat, “Then I hope that they could obtain larger denominations.”
Frankly, I think McCain is walking around with a bit too much loose change above the shoulders. The last thing we all need is to be carrying around more clanking coins to match what is going in in his warmnger head.


  1. Hey, Tom, Tom, Mike, Mark, and last-of-all-in-every-way John: You guys would be laughable if you weren't so pathetic. This is like worrying about some kids playing with firecrackers while a nuke is on the way from 50,000 feet.

    Save billions? I can think of a dozen ways better than dollar coins: Abolish the IRS, Dept. of Ed, Dept. of HHS, FDA, DHS, EPA, etc., etc., etc.

    How about save untold bazillions by simply adhering to the, dare I say it, Constitution? Uh Oh, I'm on somebody's list now...

  2. I think the figure being bantied around is $14 billion saved over 30 years. My math is rusty, but that's less than $500 million a year - literally a drop in the bucket in comparison to the entire federal budget.

    And, while I can't speak for others, I know I prefer dollar bills. I despise the coins. So, a situation in which people want bills, those who presume to rule over us want to deny us even this?

    I wish guys like McPain, etc. would just go away and leave us alone.