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    Senators McCain and Harkin seek to kill the dollar bill

    Senators McCain and Harkin seek to kill the dollar bill - The Hill's Floor Action

    Personally, I think it's a great idea. The problem we've always had with dollar coins in the past is that the option was left open. This would take care of that. The only downside is that you'd have a pocket full of coins. The good deal is that it's easier with vending machines (how many times have you tried to find a good dollar to put in one?), and of course, this:

    reports from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) that indicate that abandoning the note could save around $5.5 billion over the next 30 years.


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    Re: Senators McCain and Harkin seek to kill the dollar bill

    It's just common sense. We should do it and stop talking about it.
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    Re: Senators McCain and Harkin seek to kill the dollar bill

    I like dollar bills. Strippers take dollar bills,vending machines take dollar bills and dollar bills fit neatly in wallets compared to coins. Dollar bills make nice tips. I see no reason to kill the dollar bill.
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    Re: Senators McCain and Harkin seek to kill the dollar bill

    I would much prefer carrying dollar bills to always carrying around change.

    Plus, I feel like it could psychologically induce a raise in prices.

    I'd rather get rid of all the coins we already have.
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    Re: Senators McCain and Harkin seek to kill the dollar bill

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I like dollar bills. Strippers take dollar bills,vending machines take dollar bills and dollar bills fit neatly in wallets compared to coins. Dollar bills make nice tips. I see no reason to kill the dollar bill.


    McCain and Harkin are bored, useless and out of ideas... we'd get better policy out of a Georgetown frat party @ 3am.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Senators McCain and Harkin seek to kill the dollar bill

    Killing the dollar bill before the penny doesn't make any sense.
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    Re: Senators McCain and Harkin seek to kill the dollar bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    McCain and Harkin are bored, useless and out of ideas... we'd get better policy out of a Georgetown frat party @ 3am.
    This is my first inclination. When I see McCain is for something I automatically react negatively.

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    Re: Senators McCain and Harkin seek to kill the dollar bill

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I like dollar bills. Strippers take dollar bills,vending machines take dollar bills and dollar bills fit neatly in wallets compared to coins. Dollar bills make nice tips. I see no reason to kill the dollar bill.
    I'm sure strippers would be happy to take a dollar coin if that's all they could get. Most vending machines take dollar coins, and you don't have to stand there trying to get every little wrinkle out of it before it will go in the machine.

    Sorry, I like the coins. It makes sense.


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    Re: Senators McCain and Harkin seek to kill the dollar bill

    The heck is wrong with dollar bills? I like dollar bills. Useful for vending machines.

    On the other hand, dollar coins should go the way of the Dodo. They are heavier and take up more space in your wallet.
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    Re: Senators McCain and Harkin seek to kill the dollar bill

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I'm sure strippers would be happy to take a dollar coin if that's all they could get.
    Have you ever seen a stripper take coins? I never seen a stripper taking coins.A stripper opening up he fanny pack so you can stick a dollar coin in it doesn't have the same appeal as a stripper pulling the side of her g-string so you can stick a dollar bill in.


    Most vending machines take dollar coins,

    A lot of vending machines also take fives.But you don't see anyone going we should replace the five dollar bill with a five dollar coin.


    and you don't have to stand there trying to get every little wrinkle out of it before it will go in the machine.

    Sorry, I like the coins. It makes sense.
    Dollar bills make sense to seeing how they take less room in your wallet. We have had dollar denomination coins for the past couple hundred years,but yet paper money dollars are more used.The reason paper money is more popular is because it is lighter and it fits nicely in your wallet.
    "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"

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