Last edited by jamesrage; 09-28-11 at 02:11 PM.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Honestly I'm all for this mixed with removing the penny from circulation. We either need to do away with making $1 coins all together OR go away from making $1 bills all together.
Yes, on a personal level, I'd rather a bill over a coin. However, I can understand how from a national level there's more fiscal benefit from going with a coin. If I had a choice between Bill and Coin personally I'd take Bill. If I had the choice between Coin or just refusing $1 pieces, well, I'd take the coin.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Enough change already accumulates in my pockets; and now we have quarters that change appearance with the seasons, it seems. And funny nickels as well. I vote no, and I also vote to leave the damn money alone (which would probably save as much money as getting rid of the dollar bill).
And yes, get rid of that damn useless penny
i wonder what strippers think of this..
plus = gettin fivers instead of singles..
minus = getting pelted with a freshly minted susan B for your troubles..
seriously though, they could switch to a dollar coin and drop the penny, ergo no more gas prices ending in tenths of a dollar.(for some unknown reason, it just somehow bothers me..)
Conservatives, liberals, and all stripes seem to agree: get rid of the penny! And look out nickel, we're coming for you next.
"A witty saying proves nothing." Voltaire
Pretty interesting, surely the government would be creating a good amount of jobs if they abolished the paper dollar and at the same time they would be seriously harming businesses in the short term.
Bill changers, cash registers, vending machines would most likely need to be modified and taking the weekend deposit to the bank on Monday may require two people because of the added weight. There are lots of side effects to this IMO that are worth a closer look.
So much for idea that government doesn't create jobs(I hear so often).
Not saying it's right or wrong, just saying.
What's really neat about the changing/modifying currency is that people tend to save some for collecting, like with the statehood quarter or the Lincoln cent a lot of people take a few of each and put them aside, I image the dollar changeover would be similar and many people would take bills out of circulation for keepsakes. Also there is nothing like giving the clerk a five dollar bill at the store and getting 3 or 4 new shiny(new)dollar coins as change and then socking them away to never see the light of day again in the hopes that someday they would be worth something.
If I take four new dollar coins I got for change at the store and remove them from circulation and also sock a few old paper dollars away forever I wonder who benefits from that kind of activity? The fed maybe ?