Posts Tagged ‘pennies’

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Saturday, June 16th, 2012 by Al Lewis (alewis)

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A thought for your pennies

Saturday, January 31st, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Bring them to Concord Teacakes on Lincoln’s Birthday and put them in the jar for Open Table, a food bank in Concord. 
I could have added this request as a comment to a previous posting but I came up with the title and needed an excuse to use it
Meanwhile, keep spreading the word about our voluntary ’rounding [...]

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My newest two cents worth: Proposed Penny Executive Order. Legislation probably not needed

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

All that is needed is an Executive Order: “Businesses which round down cash transactions to the nearest nickel may refuse to handle pennies.”

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Tear Down This Mint, Mr President

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

It does not appear that allowing businesses which “round down” cash purchases to refuse to accept pennies even requires an Act of Congress.  It is part of what the Treasury Department is authorized to do under existing legislation.  Further there is no negative budget implication so there is no need for a review by the [...]

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Pennies from Hell: How America is Being Crucified on a Cross of Zinc

Thursday, January 8th, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Pennies are a complete waste, a tax on consumers and retailers which raises nothing for the government. Yet the zinc lobby always defeats legislation to eliminate them. This post proposes a simple win-win change to current law which even the zinc lobby could not defeat: Allowing businesses which agree to “round down” to refuse to handle pennies. We are also proposing civil disobedience to get there. The civil disobedience would take the form of businesses doing exactly that until the law is changed.

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