Archive for March, 2012

Idea #2: An ALS-, business- and consumer-friendly way to finally pitch the penny

Friday, March 16th, 2012 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Lots has been written about the recent report that pennies now cost 2.4 cents apiece to make.   The “solution” to this problem ?  The government is exploring the use of cheaper metals.   Washington dare not phase them out  altogether because to do so would invite protests that retailers would round up to the nearest nickel, [...]

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The ShopAmerica Gift Card — How Washington Can Stretch Your Government Checks

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Imagine your tax refund or social security checks being worth 10% to 25% more. The ShopAmerica Gift Card creates that option — you just need to spend the money at your choice of stores, over time.

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A new way to get attention for our jerseys: Get Attention for the Blog

Monday, March 12th, 2012 by Al Lewis (alewis)

OK,  folks, to paraphrase the immortal words of the great philosopher Humphrey Bogart, the problems of 6,479 little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.  (Hopefully that number will rise too, though I suspect it will fall at first.  Some of us in this ALS support group are actually dying.)
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