Monday, October 20, 2008

Simple Solution - Just Stop Making Them

In case you haven't heard, and judging by their circulation in the wild you haven't, the US Mint is once again trying to get the nation to switch to dollar coins. This time, rather than using Sacagawea on the coins they're using Presidents. And just as before, they're going nowhere.

The problem is this. For whatever reason, people are stuck on dollar bills. Never mind the fact that they cost the government more money to maintain. Never mind that they cost businesses more money to deal with. Never mind that they're less environmentally sound. The populous wants their dollar bills.

The solution to the problem is very simple - stop making dollar bills. In about 18-24 months after all the dollar bills have run their course, we're left with the dollar coins. It's just that simple. No advertising campaigns needed - just stop putting dollar bills into circulation. Problem solved.


Donna said...

You big meanie! I like my dollar bills!

~B said...

Have you ever considered running for office? Oh, wait. No. You are entirely too logical.

Amy said...

I lived in Canada for a year and it took me no time at all to get used to dollar coins (loonies). It made saving easier as all my change goes in to a jar. Coming back to the states and its paper dollar was a pain in the ass. Please give us the dollar coin and quit it with the paper bill already!