Cents and Dollars

Grave financial crisis? For the United States there's a quick and easy solution, which as a bonus would instantly solve several other problems:

Declare that all Lincoln cents are now worth $1!

The benefits are manifest:

The one cent coin now buys less than a nickel did only a generation ago, and less than a quarter did when it was first introduced in its current form. No other major nation bothers with a coin so nearly valueless. Why are we wasting our time, and our money? Write your Congressman and Senators today. Offer them a penny for their thoughts!

^z - 2008-10-10

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