14 February 2006

Interesting FAQ about the US Mint

Ever wonder why they still make the blasted penny? Well the U.S. mint claims it is the most used denomination of coin. Oh and it is still profitable to make, i.e., it cost 0.93 cents to make. Um... so! We use the dar-n thing because they make it, not because we need it. And
The profit goes to help fund the operation of the Mint and to help pay the public debt.
... hurray! The .07 cents they make for each "one-cent piece" goes to making ever more of the dastardly nuisances. And as for paying the public debt, um... I call that a tax. But only Congress can abolish a coin... but we've seen how effective they are with the student visas. Oh, maybe I am losing hope :(

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