Sunday, June 05, 2005

A penny saved is a piece of crap...

Most people have little things that annoy them. I have more than most. As a matter of fact, one of the little things that annoy most people is having to listen to me talk about the little things that annoy me, like this one:

It's time to get rid of the penny. Anything that cost a penny when I was growing up now cost at least a nickel. I read somewhere that the quarter now has the buying power the penny had in the 1920's. So, carrying around pennies today would be like carrying around a 1/25th cent coin back then. Somehow, people managed to get by without the 1/25th cent coin, I think we can get by without the penny. I even have a solution to the problem of losing the only coin that has a picture of Abe Lincoln on it: Mint a new dollar coin with Abe's face and abolish the paper dollar. A dollar today has the buying power that a quarter had when we were kids yet we didn't carry around 25 cent notes. The only reason that past attempts at a dollar coin have continually failed is that the government keeps producing bills. Get rid of the bills.


Meghan said...

Have you see this?

3:07 PM  

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