28 Sep '11, 4pm

The Tea Party Republicans are right about Dollar coins. @LloydAlter explains this 'change we can believe in.' #tcot

The Tea Party Republicans are right about Dollar coins. @LloydAlter explains this 'change we can believe in.' #tcot

Finally, the Tea Party Republicans introduce a measure that makes cents: Rep. David Schweikert (Ariz.) and two others have introduced the Currency Optimization, Innovation and National Savings (COINS) Act to replace the dollar bill with a coin. He points out that shredding and replacing 3 billion paper dollars every year is a huge waste of money. "At a time when we are staring down a record-breaking $1.3 trillion deficit, any common-sense measure that cuts billions needs to be given serious consideration." Our own Pablo covered the carbon footprint of coins vs bills, and claimed that "few people want more heavy coins weighing down their pockets and purses." The two senators from Massachusetts don't like the idea either, but then they make the paper for dollar bills in their state. Senator Scott Brown says in the Hill: The $1 coin is misleading because it costs taxpayers so...

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