Legend tells us that years ago when he was a player with the Chicago Bears Mike Ditka was trying to get a pay raise out of owner Papa Bear Halas. The frugal Halas wasn't forthcoming. Ditka said that the owner "throws around nickles like manhole covers."
I'm sure Iron Mike, like lots of us, wishes we had a federal government that threw nickles like manhole covers (as well as Billion dollar bills like they were battleships) today.
We need a lot of George Halas types in Washington DC. Frugality will be in fashion next fall.