comrades! news from the people’s banking committee!

Treasury is going to reveal the new $100 notes today.  Here are some main features:

  • Made of special, long-burning paper, for improved BTU rating in wood stoves.
  • 20% smaller than the previous $100 bill, for easier stacking in wheelbarrows.
  • Comes in eight different color schemes, to make sure you’ll have suitable wallpaper color choices to match with your furniture.
  • Portrait of Ben Franklin replaced with one of John Maynard Keynes.
  • Printed in China on borrowed paper.
  • Blank space after the denomination, for easy future addition of zeroes without having to reprint currency.

Here’s a picture of the new bill, along with all the other ones slated for introduction this year:


15 thoughts on “comrades! news from the people’s banking committee!

  1. GD says:

    picture of Keynes… har har har. Thanks, I needed that laugh.

  2. BobG says:

    The paper is worth more than the bill…

  3. AT says:

    Now that’s funny! And painful…

    “Printed in China on borrowed paper”…ouch.


  4. Stretch says:

    Not all satire if funny.

  5. mike w. says:

    20% smaller than the previous $100 bill, for easier stacking in wheelbarrows.

    Sweet, that’ll come in handy if the NRA ever sends me my damn money!…..

  6. I think Barny Frank and Herb Moses need to be on a bill.

    Maybe we can introduce a one third of a hundred dollar bill for theses two?

    We can put the Fannie Mae headquarters in the background of the obverse and replace “in God we trust” with “…family background … should be fair game for campaign discussion.“ or what conflict of interest that the MSM dare not report on?

  7. guy says:

    They need to make it quilted, softer and more absorbent.

  8. Jake says:

    The most frustrating thing about our decline into socialism is the great strides we are making with Firearm. I wish we could channel some of that zeal towards our other rapidly shrinking freedoms

    • Marko Kloos says:

      Well, you know the battle cry. As long as we have our guns, we can defend…our guns, I guess. Or something.

      • Tam says:

        I have brought this up with more than one person recently: You would think that other facets of the smaller .gov movement would be looking at gun rights and taking notes.

        The gun rights movement is a hydra. Unlike its opponents, it’s truly grassroots, powered by an amazing zealotry at the individual level. It’s attacking at multiple levels (personal, local, state, and federal,) and on multiple fronts (personal, corporate, judicial, legislative,) relentlessly, constantly, and simultaneously.

        Meanwhile, the broader “smaller .gov” movement is constantly in search of a single messiah, a Paul or a Perot or a Palin, to wave a magiv wand and lead them to the promised land. Apparently all we need to do is campaign for a third party president and then the lion shall lie down with the lamb.

        You know, just like when Barack was elected.

        • Marko Kloos says:

          And as soon as we figure out how to make people give as much of a shit about the rest of their rights as they do about their gats, we’ll have this whole freedom thing licked.

        • Tam says:

          Oh, they care a lot. Enough to maybe even vote for Ron Paul.

          Not enough to actually go campaign for dogcatcher themselves, but enough to vote for Ron Paul.

  9. Außenseiter says:

    Great.. especially the bit about “printed on borrowed paper”.

    Though,you forgot: soft, smooth paper texture makes the bills suitable for personal hygiene needs.

    I take you haven’t read Snow Crash 😉 ?

  10. Eric says:

    I was thinking of “portrait of Benjamin Franklin replaced with one of Roosevelt Franklin”.

    (Obscure Muppets reference)

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