Congressional spending guide

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Penny for your thoughts

Nickel for more nonsense

Dime buys cup of coffee (empty)

Quarter buys nothing

50 cents buys twice as much

Dollar, the new penny

2 Buck Chuck (Trader Joe’s wine)

Lincoln, small bet

Sawbuck for tips

Jackson, useful for lighting cigars

Grant, can’t be spent at many stores

Franklin, basic unit of currency for drug lords and warlords

Million, small change, cost overruns and bridges to nowhere

Billion, real money and cost overruns by Dept. of Defense

Trillion, what’s a trillion between friends if the friends

work on Wall Street?