Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says he’s got a stimulus package for the strippers of America.
The former Republican presidential nominee is one of several senators supporting the COINS Act to replace the dollar bill with a dollar coin. They argue that the the move would save billions in printing costs.
But Daniel Harris, the owner of Archibald’s Gentleman’s Club in Washington, D.C., told The Hill in 2011 that he couldn’t sign on to the plan because his dancers relied on paper dollars.
“You can’t put a coin in a garter belt,” Harris said. “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.”
On Thursday, The Hill asked McCain to think of the strippers.
“Then I hope that they could obtain larger denominations,” the senator quipped. “Fives, tens, one hundreds!”