Originally Posted by banquo's_bumble_puppy
I am in favour of $1 coins and opposed to getting rid of the penny. It's a move that hits the poor hardest in a lot of ways that never seem to get considered when the subject is up for discussion. (And I carry a ton of stuff around--books, writing paper, craft projects--and don't object a few more ounces. In part because I seldom have enough money to make a difference!) It's worth noting that the current legislation under proposal in the US would solve the problem of the previous ones; it would eliminate the dollar bill from printing.
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