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(MSN)   Congress wants you to embrace the idea of jingling strippers, just in time for the holidays   (money.msn.com) divider line 15
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2012-11-30 01:43:05 PM
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Good enough excuse to post this:
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2012-11-30 05:27:52 PM
1 votes:

EdNortonsTwin: I tried bringing $1 coins with me to mexico - the gold ones you get from the USP. I thought they'd make for a great way to tip someone less than you should have. By the time they figured out it was just a buck - I'd be on my way. Didn't go over so well.

So, I've moved on to the $2 bill for tips, when the tip should be more like $3-4.

Suckas!!!!

CSB


Wow, you're either a troll or an awful person.

/or both
2012-11-30 04:24:17 PM
1 votes:
Better idea to make the government some money: start selling off our helium hoarding supplies at market value, instead of ridiculously, irresponsibly cheap, like we've been doing since the mid 90s.
2012-11-30 04:23:36 PM
1 votes:

Great Janitor: Okay, moving to make money out of cheaper materials is a bad idea. Look at Ancient Rome. They had gold coins, all was good. Then they went with zinc (I think it was zinc) coins coated in gold. The cheaper coins devalued the currency and created a rampant increase in inflation.


I hate to break it to you, but we already are on a fiat currency. All currencies are.
2012-11-30 03:32:51 PM
1 votes:
Projected savings of $4.4 billion over 30 years? Or about $150 million a year.
And the deficit is topping trillion a year, or four orders of magnitude more than the potential savings.

Not saying we shouldn't do it; just that we shouldn't do it to save costs. Congress spent a decade's worth if savings in the time it took for you to read this.
2012-11-30 03:27:49 PM
1 votes:

Virtual Pariah: JackieRabbit: What a stupid idea. You cannot do away with dollar bills. Many people never carry coins these days. I never do until I get home. Then the coins get tossed in a bowl in the kitchen. Then twice a year or so, I take them to the Coinstar. But I do use dollar bills and always want some singles in my wallet for tipping, donation jars, etc.

From a common sense standpoint, it's a great idea.
The coins will last longer, and therefore be cheaper in the long run.


For a dollar coin, that may be true. but for all other denominations, it cost more to mint and distribute the coins than their face value. Also, people tend to lose coins. Not so much on paper money. And paper money is pretty darned durable. The average live span of a dollar bill is 4.8 years (according to the US Mint). Actually I envision a day in the not-to-distant future where currency will be obsolete. A know a lot of people who never carry cash. I never carry more than about 30 bucks.
2012-11-30 03:04:35 PM
1 votes:
What a stupid idea. You cannot do away with dollar bills. Many people never carry coins these days. I never do until I get home. Then the coins get tossed in a bowl in the kitchen. Then twice a year or so, I take them to the Coinstar. But I do use dollar bills and always want some singles in my wallet for tipping, donation jars, etc.
2012-11-30 02:17:59 PM
1 votes:
This thread again. :-/

1) Dollar coins are easily differentiated from quarters to any normal person.
2) No one like having a huge pocketful of change instead of a few flat pieces of paper in your wallet.
3) It's logical to have one type of money (bills) for whole dollar amounts, and another type (coins) for fractional amounts. Forcing the dollar to be a coin effectively devalues it, as people consider coins to be 'just change'.
4) Colored money belongs in a Monopoly box.
2012-11-30 02:04:48 PM
1 votes:
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2012-11-30 01:52:41 PM
1 votes:
FTA: "the $1 coins have proved too hard to distinguish from quarters."

Seriously? You can tell the difference by feel, without even looking at them. The diameter, weight, thickness, edge, and both surfaces are different. They are quite literally NOTHING like each other.
2012-11-30 01:45:52 PM
1 votes:
How about NO! i have to carry that shiat around all day. money is already heavy and fark having to lug another set of coins around. This just makes my back hurt thinking about it.

/you try carrying a to of money all over an airport.
2012-11-30 01:42:53 PM
1 votes:
Jingling Strippers would make a pretty good band name.
2012-11-30 12:11:16 PM
1 votes:
One of the local strip clubs has been giving change of two dollar build for a while now. Strippers need a cost of living increase to ya know.
2012-11-30 11:25:28 AM
1 votes:
I love the Sackagawea dollar with the little papoose just napping away in her proto-Buckskin Baby Bjorn, it's about the cutest thing I've ever seen.
2012-11-30 10:38:08 AM
1 votes:
I enjoy using dollar coins if only because of the quizzical dog look I periodically get at checkouts.
 
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