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Do you think America should get rid of the penny?

Posted by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:23 PM
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I don't know if many of you have heard but Canada has stopped production of the penny. This week we are starting to remove them from circulation. Since the penny costs 1.6 cents to make (I looked it up at apparently its close to the same cost in the US) it will save us around 11 million a year. Apparently prices are to be rounded down, I'm not to hopeful if that, I think they will end up rounding up. I think for Canada its a good move, do you think the same should be done in America?
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thetrollcat
by Meow on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:24 PM

yes they are a pain in the ass

kzuehlk
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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How am I going to ride the sandy horse at the grocery store without pennies??
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Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:26 PM
I especially hate when its 4 cents. I either have to choose to dig and find 4 or get another penny back adding to my huge pile of pennies.


Quoting thetrollcat:

yes they are a pain in the ass


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Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:26 PM
Waaaat its only a penny :,( here its like a $


Quoting kzuehlk:

How am I going to ride the sandy horse at the grocery store without pennies??

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:27 PM
I use em to cap my bowls. I think the penny is great.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:27 PM
Haha. I thought the same thing.


Quoting kzuehlk:

How am I going to ride the sandy horse at the grocery store without pennies??

JamesMom714
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:27 PM
It does cost more than a penny to make a penny. However, OUR prices for things will then increase... Subtly. Things would then be rounded to the next higher nickel.
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Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:29 PM
Apparently here they are rounding lower but like I said I dobt that will actually happen.


Quoting JamesMom714:

It does cost more than a penny to make a penny. However, OUR prices for things will then increase... Subtly. Things would then be rounded to the next higher nickel.

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keisha613
by Silver Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Yes, if it cost more than what it's worth...uh duh

Then again, what would we say in place of "penny for your thoughts"?

addiecakesmommy
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Yes. 

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