Arbor Update

Ann Arbor Area Community News

"Abolish the Penny," says Safire

2. June 2004 • jlnathan
Email this article

The time has come to abolish the outdated, almost worthless, bothersome and wasteful penny. Even President Lincoln, who distrusted the notion of paper money because he thought he would have to sign each greenback, would be ashamed to have his face on this specious specie.

Ah, another cost of Bush’s war…columnists like William Safire get so tired of writing about Iraq every day, they decide to take up causes like ridding the world of the one cent piece. He’s right…you can’t buy anything for a penny anymore. But going into the details of the zinc lobby versus the nickel lobby versus the copper lobby? I don’t know dudes, read the article for yourselves and let me know what you think…

“Abolish the Penny.”