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Thread: One Easy way to Save Billions in Govt. Spending

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    One Easy way to Save Billions in Govt. Spending

    Step #1: Eliminate the U.S. Penny ($0.01) Coin.

    Step #2: Replace the U.S. paper Dollar ($1.00) with a U.S. Coin Dollar, universally.

    These two easy, if unpopular, changes would save billions over a 10 year period, would bring the U.S. in line with other nations currency styles and uses, and really is one of the easiest no-brainers going.

    What amzes me is that it will probably never happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    Step #1: Eliminate the U.S. Penny ($0.01) Coin.

    Step #2: Replace the U.S. paper Dollar ($1.00) with a U.S. Coin Dollar, universally.

    These two easy, if unpopular, changes would save billions over a 10 year period, would bring the U.S. in line with other nations currency styles and uses, and really is one of the easiest no-brainers going.

    What amzes me is that it will probably never happen.
    That would really save a billion over 10 years?

    If so, you're right. It IS a no-brainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    Step #1: Eliminate the U.S. Penny ($0.01) Coin.

    Step #2: Replace the U.S. paper Dollar ($1.00) with a U.S. Coin Dollar, universally.

    These two easy, if unpopular, changes would save billions over a 10 year period, would bring the U.S. in line with other nations currency styles and uses, and really is one of the easiest no-brainers going.

    What amzes me is that it will probably never happen.
    How would strippers hold all those $1 coins in their g strings?

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    Why stop there? A nickel costs over 11 cents to produce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    How would strippers hold all those $1 coins in their g strings?
    Never been to a Canadian strip club, eh?

    It's been on NatGeo Wild in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    How would strippers hold all those $1 coins in their g strings?
    Good point. I'm out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    How would strippers hold all those $1 coins in their g strings?
    kegel exercises



    or so I've heard


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    @jamiedupree:
    House now holding hearing on replacing $1 bill with $1 coins; GAO says it would save $4.4 billion in 30 years
    @jamiedupree
    GAO: $1 bills last 4.7 years on average, while $1 coins are expected last 30 years each
    Last edited by 21st Amendment; 11-29-2012 at 02:19 PM.

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