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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-23-06 10:42 PM
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14. discontinue currency

only reason to still have it is for criminal activities.
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  -The cost of a Penny serryjw  Jun-23-06 10:18 PM   #0 
  - When gas prices are increased - you want them to go up a nickel?  eleny   Jun-23-06 10:22 PM   #1 
  - We don't have 1/10 pennies and that doesn't stop them from adding in 9/10  Bretttido   Jun-23-06 11:52 PM   #18 
  - I'm a female and voted to discontinue but I do use them for  GrumpyGreg   Jun-23-06 10:23 PM   #2 
  - Why would there be a gender bias to this poll?  rucky   Jun-23-06 10:24 PM   #3 
  - They didn't explain...but there is one??  serryjw   Jun-23-06 10:33 PM   #9 
     - I'm sorry, I don't understand that response.  Toucano   Jun-24-06 06:49 PM   #24 
        - Well, yes but  serryjw   Jun-24-06 09:48 PM   #30 
           - Thank you for the clarification. n/t  Toucano   Jun-24-06 11:10 PM   #32 
  - Not only the penny, but the paper dollar...  MercutioATC   Jun-23-06 10:25 PM   #4 
  - TOO heavy  serryjw   Jun-23-06 10:31 PM   #7 
     - 1 & 2 dollar coins are not at all heavy, when comparing wieght to worth.  Random_Australian   Jun-23-06 10:35 PM   #10 
     - Sorry again. Still not understanding.  Toucano   Jun-24-06 06:53 PM   #25 
        - By george you got it!  serryjw   Jun-24-06 09:45 PM   #29 
           - I guess they'll do anything to make public transportation  Toucano   Jun-24-06 11:12 PM   #34 
  - Getting rid of the penny would probably worsen inflation...  Yollam   Jun-23-06 10:26 PM   #5 
  - It's really hard to find a one-cent coin of the Euro  fishwax   Jun-23-06 11:56 PM   #20 
     - Just seems that if the penny were gone, it would pull out another...  Yollam   Jun-24-06 01:08 AM   #22 
  - I could see this leading to NO more hard currency...  Endangered Specie   Jun-23-06 10:30 PM   #6 
  - Well, this posters country is well proof that that does not happen,  Random_Australian   Jun-23-06 10:31 PM   #8 
     - We used to have half-pennies in the US, too. . .  Journeyman   Jun-23-06 10:38 PM   #11 
  - Postage increases are going to be a bitch  whutgives   Jun-23-06 10:38 PM   #12 
  - And gasoline  eleny   Jun-23-06 10:48 PM   #15 
     - Gasoline is already priced in the non-payable .9 cents per gallon.  SeattleVet   Jun-23-06 11:44 PM   #17 
        - And what would that cost the consumers overall?  eleny   Jun-24-06 06:38 PM   #23 
           - I'm not saying that gas prices should round up to the nearest nickel  SeattleVet   Jun-24-06 11:10 PM   #33 
  - You know...  melnjones   Jun-23-06 10:41 PM   #13 
  - pennies also get swept up into the dustpan and thrown away.  quantessd   Jun-23-06 11:58 PM   #21 
  - discontinue currency  RGBolen   Jun-23-06 10:42 PM   #14 
  - LOL! That's absurd!  Toucano   Jun-24-06 06:59 PM   #26 
     - actually it's quite absurd that we still make coinage and paper money  RGBolen   Jun-24-06 10:23 PM   #31 
        - I see. You want electronic payments to drive up prices and make  Toucano   Jun-24-06 11:40 PM   #35 
  - Get rid of 'em and save us all the hassle.  SeattleVet   Jun-23-06 11:42 PM   #16 
  - I'd rather see the price of something go up by a penny...  Fox Mulder   Jun-23-06 11:55 PM   #19 
  - a penny is representive of the 'little guys'-  Bluerthanblue   Jun-24-06 07:47 PM   #27 
  - I have enough pennys in a box to serve this state for 100 years  ThomWV   Jun-24-06 08:19 PM   #28 

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