If the U.S. starts “making shit up” and decides to mint a $1 trillion platinum coin to avoid another debt ceiling fight, Jon Stewart said Thursday, America should “go big or go home.” Why not a $20 trillion coin? he said.
“We don’t need some trillion-dollar coin gimmick,” Stewart said. “We need a way to get the world to take the U.S. dollar seriously again.” Then he saw treasury secretary nominee Jack Lew’s signature, which will be printed on new U.S. currency.
“That’s your signature? “Or are you just testing to see if the pen works?” Stewart said. “Hey, Lew, here’s a tip: stop signing all your checks on the tea cup ride at Disney World.”
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