Beeler, Ramirez on coin tricks

It’s a rare day when two of my favorite editorial cartoonists are of similar minds on a subject, and the results from both are well worth noting.  First, Michael Ramirez gives us an idea of the relative worth of the trillion-dollar coin proposal for Investors Business Daily.  As the common proverb instructs, don’t take any wooden … well, it’s not exactly a nickel, although it’s worth about as much.  What do we call this? The “trickel”?  After all, the Canadians have already taken the most accurate nickname for it … the Loonie:

Nate Beeler agrees with Ramirez, but goes a step further.  In his entry for the Columbus Dispatch, Beeler also provides a more truthful design for the Trillie, and also notes the other fantasy solutions to the debt crisis that Washington won’t try in a million years:


Unfortunately, fiscal responsibility has been a fantasy in Washington for decades, which is why we’re where we are now.  It’s a sad commentary that most of the debate has been about whether or not Barack Obama can mint a trillion-dollar coin than whether we can cut spending to match revenue.

Also, be sure to check out Ramirez’ terrific collection of his works: Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, which covers the entire breadth of Ramirez’ career, and it gives fascinating look at political history.  Read my review here, and watch my interviews with Ramirez here and here.  And don’t forget to check out the entire site, which has now incorporated all of the former IBD Editorials, while individual investors still exist.  Be sure to check out Nate’s blog for more of his excellent work, featured at the Columbus Dispatch.