Looks as if Congress finally found something to do:
Congress looks at doing away with the $1 billAbsolutely; force the people to accept something they’ve already shown they don’t want, just like ObamaCare, higher taxes, and lower unemployment. Take away lightweight, easily-carried paper dollars for heavy, jangling coinage.
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers have shown about as much appetite for the $1 coin as kids do their spinach. They may not know what's best for them either. Congressional auditors say doing away with dollar bills entirely and replacing them with dollar coins could save taxpayers some $4.4 billion over the next 30 years.
These folks make Marvin the Martian ™ look like Einstein.
Of course, the way our dollar is devaluing on an hourly basis, they ought to be able to hire the guys who make these to stamp them out:
After all, they’ll be worth about the same as the cost of the plastic used, and banking on the American dollar is a gamble, anyway.