If you listen carefully, the narrator is not saying "one fifty dollars," which would be quite uncommon. Coincidentally, the quote in question appears at about 1:50 into the clip:
If I could sell my vote, I probably would.
How much? Psssh… Umm… Like, one fifty? One fifty. (laughs)
A hundred and fifty dollars?
I… I just… I feel like that's even too much. But I wouldn't take any less.
The order of magnitude implied for "one fifty" varies greatly depending on context, which is why the narrator is asking for clarification. Is your vote worth as much as a candy bar? A nice shirt? A (used) Audi R8? The Spelling Mansion? The Rio Tinto mining company?
If we are discussing home purchases, and I say I am looking to buy a house in Northern Virginia for "five-twenty to five forty," I do not mean $520-540 (Detroit might be another story). If I then sigh and say "but nothing near the Metro is going for less than three-quarters," I clearly mean three-quarters of a million dollars ($750,000), not three quarters as in the coins ($0.75). Candy bars might be a different story.