Thanks to the Canadian Senate’s finance committee, I’m a big step closer to getting my wish. Ok, one of my wishes.
The committee has come to the logical conclusion thatthe penny has outlived its usefulness and should be done away with as soon as possible.
People don’t spend them, you can’t get rid of them in most vending machines and more and more bus fair boxes, they take way too long to count and slow everything down, $1.99 is no better a deal than $2.00 is and most importantly, they cost more to make than they’re worth, with each one coming in at a pricetag of around 1.5 cents. By getting rid of them, think of all the money that could be saved only for the government to piss it away in other areas. the advantages of this plan are seemingly endless, while on the other hand I can’t think of a single reason to keep the things around other than possibly preventing old people from telling us about the good old days and lamenting how much things are changing in this crazy world.
It’s now up to the government to make the right choice. For a change, I hope it does.