Political Wrinkles  

Go Back   Political Wrinkles > General Forum > Polls
Register FAQDonate PW Store PW Trivia Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Polls Discuss Should the US get rid of the penny? at the General Forum; Originally Posted by Bill You realize that there are lots of ppl in this country that don't want a strong ...

Poll: Should the US stop creating pennies?
Poll Options
Should the US stop creating pennies?

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 05-09-2012, 02:52 PM
lurch907's Avatar
Scholar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Alaska, the greatest place on earth.
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,308
Thanks: 997
Thanked 2,653 Times in 1,558 Posts
Default Re: Should the US get rid of the penny?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill View Post
You realize that there are lots of ppl in this country that don't want a strong dollar, right???
Of course, they're called liberals.
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 05-09-2012, 03:01 PM
faithful_servant's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Beautiful conservative Central Oregon
Gender: Male
Posts: 19,290
Thanks: 6,030
Thanked 8,067 Times in 5,535 Posts
Default Re: Should the US get rid of the penny?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill View Post
Ppl still use that, but the dollar coin everyone hates.........
Get rid of the paper dollar and people will adjust very quickly. Next on my list - the $10 bill . 2 $5 bills vs. 1 $10 bill. It needs to go the way of the $2 bill.
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 05-09-2012, 11:47 PM
Bill's Avatar
Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,100
Thanks: 206
Thanked 322 Times in 235 Posts
Default Re: Should the US get rid of the penny?

Quote:
Originally Posted by lurch907 View Post
Of course, they're called liberals.
LMAO.......... Are you kidding???????????/
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 05-09-2012, 11:49 PM
Bill's Avatar
Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,100
Thanks: 206
Thanked 322 Times in 235 Posts
Default Re: Should the US get rid of the penny?

Quote:
Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
Get rid of the paper dollar and people will adjust very quickly. Next on my list - the $10 bill . 2 $5 bills vs. 1 $10 bill. It needs to go the way of the $2 bill.

I think they have a purpose @ this point-hopefully we won't end up like some countries & have 1,000,000,000 liar notes for a pack of gum.....
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 05-18-2012, 01:46 AM
Guide
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 497
Thanks: 1
Thanked 53 Times in 38 Posts
Default Re: Should the US get rid of the penny?

Of course. I think that it costs 2.5 cents to make a penny. Either get rid of it or make if much, much more cheaply.
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 05-18-2012, 01:51 AM
Bill's Avatar
Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,100
Thanks: 206
Thanked 322 Times in 235 Posts
Default Re: Should the US get rid of the penny?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Noblese_Oblige View Post
Of course. I think that it costs 2.5 cents to make a penny. Either get rid of it or make if much, much more cheaply.
I have heard from 1.8 to 2.4 cents...........
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 05-18-2012, 01:26 PM
faithful_servant's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Beautiful conservative Central Oregon
Gender: Male
Posts: 19,290
Thanks: 6,030
Thanked 8,067 Times in 5,535 Posts
Default Re: Should the US get rid of the penny?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill View Post
I think they have a purpose @ this point-hopefully we won't end up like some countries & have 1,000,000,000 liar notes for a pack of gum.....
They don't serve any purpose other than tradition. Stop producing the dollar bill and only produce the dollar coin and any purpose the bill had is now covered....


Hold on a second, I just noticed that you're name is "Bill", you wouldn't be a little biased towards "bills" would you????
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to faithful_servant For This Useful Post:
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 05-18-2012, 10:00 PM
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tennessee
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,882
Thanks: 8,857
Thanked 3,503 Times in 2,300 Posts
Default Re: Should the US get rid of the penny?

Some people are annoyed by the penny, because they end up collecting so many of them, a little at a time. But that is unnecessary.

I never have more than 99 cents, total, in coins; and never more than four pennies.

That is because of the way I give change to the cashier, whenever making a financial transaction. (For instance, if a fast-food meal is $4.87, with tax, I will present the cashier with $5.12--assuming I have two pennies and a dime, in addition to a five-dollar bill--in order to get back a quarter, and thereby reduce my supply of loose change.)

So I really don't see any huge upside to our getting rid of the penny...
Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 05-19-2012, 11:05 AM
1069's Avatar
Bookworm.
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,073
Thanks: 4,721
Thanked 4,833 Times in 2,602 Posts
Default Re: Should the US get rid of the penny?

Since reading this thread, I've become more aware of pennies, and how I always seem to find one on the pavement just when I'm having a bad moment or feeling a bit down on my luck. I always pick them up, and they somehow improve my mood ever so slightly- I'd say they provide me with about one penny's worth of happiness.
It would be a sad old world in which nobody would ever find another penny lying around when they needed it.
On the other hand, there are so many pennies already in existence that I doubt any of us would live to see a world without pennies, even if the government stopped minting them this very day.
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 05-19-2012, 01:11 PM
Bill's Avatar
Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,100
Thanks: 206
Thanked 322 Times in 235 Posts
Default Re: Should the US get rid of the penny?

Quote:
Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
They don't serve any purpose other than tradition. Stop producing the dollar bill and only produce the dollar coin and any purpose the bill had is now covered....


Hold on a second, I just noticed that you're name is "Bill", you wouldn't be a little biased towards "bills" would you????
No comment............

I think that will be the only way they will succeed in getting that coin used-forcing ppl to.........

While they are pretty, nice & shiny new, they soon tarnish & turn the color of an old penny............ Prob representative of it actual value now days..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
get, penny, rid, should, the

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0