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Should Congress do away with $1 bills and replace them with $1 coins? Comments

They're often referred to as "wallet fillers" - pesky $1 bills that take up space in wallets and purses that in the end, don't amount to that much. A heavy wallet is nothing to brag about if it's merely 30 $1 bills crammed together. To this end, Congress is considering doing away with the one dollar bill altogether and replacing them with dollar coins. Some say it could save taxpayers $4.4 billion over the next 30 years. Continue Reading

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  1. karlVDH
    2 years ago

    You're criticizing me, Jo, but the simple truth here is that YOU made a statement, and I've asked YOU to back it up, and you expect ME to do it for you. NO. It was simple enough to make the statement, it should be simple enough to explain it in your own words. I contend that the 1958 penny I had in my pocket is an excellent indicator that coins last far longer than paper bills, and therefore, in the long rn, will save US taxpayers money. You say I'm incorrect about it. Why can't you simply xplain why, instead of epecting me to do your work for you.
    As to the "evil times," I'm readier than you, I think. I don't EXPECT the government or a country to make this world comfortable or agreeable for me, and find the idea of a "christian nation" absolutely ridiculous. The Bible offers no such idea,

  2. JoAnn
    2 years ago

    Karl: Don't be naive. Everything is about politics. If you want to stick your head in the sand, that's okay. You will be calling your friends "comrade" before long and you don't even care to investigate what's going on. We have nothing more to talk about. I can't respect anyone that won't even research what he hears. I've been around a long time and I know what Marxist/Communist language sounds like. If you knew history, you would too. I've given you all kinds of resources to check out but you prefer to remain in the dark. That's fine, it's your choice, but when the hard and evil times hit us, more than they have already, you and your family will not be prepared. I will pray that the "scales will fall from your eyes" before it's too late for you. God bless.

  3. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    Jo, I was having a conversation with YOU. If YOU can't answer, that's all you need to say. The truth? I don't CARE about words like "sustainable" and how you choose to politicize them. Once again, I reach in my posket and find a penny dated 1958. That's lasted a whole lot longer than any bill I've ever had. There's NO WAY this fails to save us money in the long run, and no matter how you politicize it, that's the simple truth: It SAVES US MONEY.
    But, of course, if it's not really about tax money, and just partisan politics, your objection makes all the sense in the world.

  4. Pete
    2 years ago

    I went up to Canada, where they have dollar coins, the coins bounced around in my pocket the whole time. It was so annoying. If we get rid of the paper dollar the dollar will become like change people will just want to get rid of them. Soon we will be rolling up 100 dollar coins and bringing them to the bank to cash them in for 1000 dollar bills. This will only increase inflation.

  5. JoAnn
    2 years ago

    KarlVHD: I answered your questions. I suggested you pull up the report from the United Nations entitled " Economic & Social Development: Division for Sustainable Development." (Agenda 21) That will give you all the answers you want me to answer. Maybe if YOU read it DIRECTLY from the source it will convince you. Hearing it just from a "nutty" old lady like me doesn't seem to do it. In fact, I encourage it. Don't take my word for it or any body's word for anything for that matter. Always do your own research like I do. But if you do decide to dabble in reality, you better do it quickly. Parts of Agenda 21 are being scrubbed from the internet. It seems "they" are too worried that so many people are finding out what "they" are up to. Happy reading. God bless.

  6. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    JoAnn, shall we gather from the fact that you didn't address anything I asked that you can't actually answer? That's how it comes off.
    1) I have, right now, literally, a Bicentennial quarter. If you're not old enough to know, it was minted in 1976. That's THIRTY SIX YEARS in circulation, and till shiny and going strong. No circulated paper bill could POSSIBLY have a life even a THIRD as long. So please educate me as to how a standardized one dollar coin DOESN'T save us money... because that was your claim.
    2)If we've already lost control of money as you say, then what's the problem anyway?
    3)Does your refusal to answer mean you can't actually name another Socialist in Congress beside Bernie Sanders? I'm not asking you to do MY homework, I'm asking you to back up YOUR statement with actual facts. Can you do that?
    4) As I am currently working wth no reason to think my field will be going away any time soon, your dire predictions for my line standing and all seem a bit silly. Can you offer some reason to think my job's going away? An ACTUAL, FACTUAL statement would do fine. Thanks!
    5) Know what? You just demonstrated why we took such a beating in the election. Again. You're hysterics, hystrionics, "sky is flalling" predictions are just part of it: you on't offer anything. While Obama was running around talking "Hope" and "Change," all our folks have managed to offer is dire warnings doom, gloom, destruction... I mean, come on, y'all! They all KNOW what we're AGAINST. They all know what we DON'T want. Get it? Our mesage is entirely negative!! What do we have to OFFER? What're we FOR? We can't just say "life and family" and expect that to sway people- if you haven't figured by now that it doesn't, it's YOU who need to do some research and get your naive head out of the sand! We can't just say, "No... dollar coins are communist tools!" and expect to be taken seriously! We can't just throw the word "Socialist" around any more... we did it so much that WE CAUSED the ranks of the Socialist Party USA to swell! Come on, Jo Ann, YOU quit being so naive, and really SAY something! Tell us WHY dollar coins are a bad idea. Tell us WHAT we're offering instead. Not what we're against, what we're FOR, in more than vague statements that end up being basically, "We're for being against this or that." We have no real message in this country, and THAT, dear, is why we're losing it.

  7. JoAnn
    2 years ago

    KarlVDH: Research how and when the Federal Reserve was born. We lost control of our money over a century ago. Regarding Socialism, you are one of the individuals I described in my last post to you. Naive, in denial or supportive of the killing of a free America. What a shame. If you don't wake up and prepare for what's coming, you will be standing in line at a food bank, waiting for months to get medical care (if you are able to get any at all) and no prospects of a job in sight. Not being mean, just stating facts. God bless.

  8. Rob
    2 years ago

    Could you clarify what free stuff is?

  9. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    Know what's hilarious? When paper money was introduced, many many years ago, it was looked on as a Liberal plot to control the populace and finance, and was prediced to destroy an already dicey economy.
    All that's missiing is the looming spectre of the monstrously overused word, "Socialism!"

  10. JoAnn
    2 years ago

    KarlVDH: I am sick and tired of doing people's homework on this board. It's about time people do their own research. It's so easy "IF" you have the gumption and "IF" you really want to know the truth. That's why we are in the mess that we are in. People not doing their research on people and issues. Some people don't really want to know, some are in denial, some don't care and some support this "fundamental transformation" of America that is really going on. To all those people, I say shame on you. To all the others that know the truth, good work and thank God. Bernie Sanders is the only Socialist that has boldly admitted his political persuasion. Research everyone in Washington. You will be amazed at how many Socialists/Communists we have there. And, again, please, please, please read the "United Nations Report on Sustainable Development." You will be so enlightened as to what is going on in this country and around the world, you might even have (hopefully) that V-8 moment, whack yourself on your forehead and say: "What the heck are they trying to do?" As a matter of fact, you will think you are reading a fiction novel. But believe me, it's not fiction. Our country is slipping away and 1/2 this country is so "party biased." All they want is the FREE STUFF and don't even care about anything else. I'm an old lady and I weep for my country. I know history because I've lived through a lot of it. I know the signs, the talking points and the actions., America is rapidly turning into a communist country. Pray very hard for enlightenment and courage, we are going to need it. God bless.

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