Obama talking about pennies with a $17 trillion debt

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scooby slew

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Feb 15, 2013
 
Obama suggests he’s open to getting rid of the penny
By Holly Bailey, Yahoo! News

Senior Political Reporter

PostsEmailRSSBy Holly Bailey, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 20 hrs President Barack Obama says it may be time to get rid of the penny.

The copper 1-cent coin has long been criticized for being costlier to mint than it is worth. And with Americans using pennies less and less, some have questioned why the government hasn’t stopped producing them.

Asked whether the penny should be nixed during an online chat sponsored by Google, Obama bluntly admitted,“I don’t know.”

“It’s one of those things where I think people get attached emotionally to the way things have been,” the president said.“We remember our piggy banks and counting out all the pennies and then taking them and getting a dollar bill or a couple of dollars.”

Obama added that the penny is a “good metaphor” for the larger problems facing the federal government.

“This is not going to be a huge savings for government. But anytime we’re spending more money on something that people don’t actually use, that’s an example of something we should probably change,” Obama said.“One of the things that you see chronically in government is it’s very hard to get rid of things that don’t work so that we can then invest in the things that do.”

But, he acknowledged, getting rid of the penny is not one of his administration’s highest priorities.
scooby slew

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Feb 15, 2013
 
Hmm......if he just devalues the currency by a factor of 10, the dimes will become pennies, and the debt will be $1.7 trillion. Problem solved, he gets rid of pennies and makes good on his 2008 campaign promise to shrink the debt.
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Poor Scooby doo doo .... Nothing to write, so it's crap, like usual...
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Amused Slew wrote:
Poor Scooby doo doo .... Nothing to write, so it's crap, like usual...
At least the "crap" is attributed each time plagiarizing scum.
scooby schmahl

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I have a diaper fetish.
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Guy turns politics into a pissing match, to end up pissing on your won party !! I LOVE IT !!!!

Drink more, you're have more pee, peon... LMAOROTFU~
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Bushwhacked wrote:
Guy turns politics into a pissing match, to end up pissing on your won party !! I LOVE IT !!!!
Drink more, you're have more pee, peon... LMAOROTFU~
Nice moniker change, slewche.
Bushwhacked

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Feb 16, 2013
 
REWRITING REALITY, again !!???

non-starter wrote: I found it, you just won't publish that you got it off Yahoo or Wiki answers ....

THEN the lies began, LMAOROTFU~!

non-starter wrote: No, I guessed, because you weren't forthcoming with your source

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non-starter wrote: I found similar postings on Yahoo answers and Wiki answers

You posted to the urban dictionary to support your position...It's called tampering and you're clearly a duplicitous/dishonest POS... Have a nice lie... Oh sorry, I surely meant life.
Obama-Dont-Care

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Apr 2, 2013
 
Obama wants a big disaster NOT connected to him.

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