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  • Something has to be at the bottom

    And the penny does just that. You see pennies are the lowest form of currency. But if we were to dispel them, then nickels would be the lowest form of currency and will assume the role of pennies. Making the value of a dollar go down. Then we would have to get rid of nickels. And dimes would assume the role. Eventually a $100 bill will be enough to buy a loaf of bread.

  • Pennies cost more to mint than they are worth.

    I like pennies, but I think it's time to say good-bye to them. They're a waste of taxpayer money to mint, they're a waste of time (ever stand behind someone in line searching for a penny to make exact change?) and they're nearly worthless. Rounding prices to the nickel will not create a major difference in price on total purchases.

  • Yes the U.S. should keep the penny

    I think it is reasonable on both sides but I am definitely on the yes side because I know it only costs .81 of a cent to make a penny. So we should keep the penny. We don't need any more problems to deal with in the world while I'm alive

  • Keep The Penny!!

    The Penny is part of history for pete's sake. It would be an insult to Abe Lincoln. Sure the penny cost only one cent so why don't we just raise the price of it. If we round the prices we would have to pay extra money. Please don't throw your money away save the pennies
    #SavePennies

  • Why we should keep the penny

    I believe that we should keep the penny because it has a lot of sentimental value to America's people. It is also very important because it has one of the most important presidents in the world on it. Abraham Lincoln was the main reason that slavery ended and that segregation was put an end to. We should keep the penny because prices would go up dramatically if we rounded to the nearest nickel instead of the penny, and no one wants to pay more than they should have to. The homeless would buy even more less expensive food which means a lot of rounding to the nearest nickel. The homeless would often wind up not having any food at times. I believe that lots of people would wind up homeless because of this and not eat for days, weeks, or even months. ONE penny could mean the difference between life or death for someone. "Every penny counts" so DON'T get rid of the penny!!!

  • Yes the U.S should keep the penny

    Everything will go up $1 more. What will happen if you want to buy a piece of gum? 5 cents or what? Although the copper they make it will is super, super, super expensive, they should find a way to make it with some other kind of metallic. But I don't think we should get rid of it all together!!

  • Yes it should stay

    We get an income of about $24,000000 every year so suck it up punks. Making a penny costs 2 cents but making a nickel and a quarter and a dime all cost twice the amount they cost. I say it should the penny should stay because it has aberham lincons (sorry for the miss spelling)
    face on it so it would be like throwing away him. Loooooooooooooooollllll

  • Penny saved Penny earned

    "If pennies are outlawed, only outlaws will have pennies."
    - National Penny Association

    Canada got rid of their pennies, now their economy is growing as businesses take the advantage by ripping people off up to four pennies at a time. This grows the business while leaving the poor penniless. (Sorry, bit o' satire - cheque please...)

  • The Penny Debate.

    Should the U.S. keep the penny or not? Yes i think the should because what happens if we lose the penny and we are paying for the products we need and it is 98 cents. Would it round up to a dollar or what!! That is my opinion about the penny debate!!!;)

  • The Penny Debate.

    Should the U.S. keep the penny or not? Yes i think the should because what happens if we lose the penny and we are paying for the products we need and it is 98 cents. Would it round up to a dollar or what!! That is my opinion about the penny debate!!!;)

  • No, the U.S. should not keep the penny.

    I believe that the U.S. should not keep the penny. It makes no "cents" to keep it (pardon the pun). The penny is a fairly worthless coin because of the high costs of things. It takes so many pennies to really add up to anything. Pennies have become just an annoying coin. I also believe that it costs more to make a penny than what it is really worth.

  • No, the US should not keep the penny.

    No, I believe that the US should get rid of the penny. Although there are many reasons why we should keep the penny, including the fact that it is a part of history and to eliminate it from circulation would be an insult to Abe Lincoln, the reason I believe we should eliminate the penny is a financial one. Simply put, the penny is too expensive. It is general knowledge that in the current day and age, we are spending more to produce the penny than the penny is worth. Any time it costs more to produce a currency than the currency's worth, it should be eliminated to save money. If Abraham Lincoln, a fiscally conscious President, were alive today, he would definitely laugh at the thought of keeping the penny when it is too expensive to produce.

  • Keep the penny!

    Abraham Lincoln is on it! We can get a ton of money if we collect pennies! If we didn't have pennies we would have to raise the prices! It would have to end in a 5 or a 0. The penny is made with 2 cents, but the nickel has to have 9.5 cents to make.

  • Why do we need the penny?

    The penny is just a round piece of metal that no one uses anymore. It is more like litter than money, with the way people throw them on the street and into wells with no one bothering to pick them up. To be realistic, no one uses the penny and it just wastes time and money to make a cent!

  • Why do we need the penny?

    The penny is just a round piece of metal that no one uses anymore. It is more like litter than money, with the way people throw them on the street and into wells with no one bothering to pick them up. To be realistic, no one uses the penny and it just wastes time and money to make a cent!

  • Get rid of it

    It's time to get rid of this useless and worthless coin. We don't need the US dollar split into 100 pieces. 4 pieces is more than adequate. We should round all transactions to the nearest quarter and get rid of pennies, nickels and dimes. These 3 coins are worse than useless.

  • Get rid of it

    It's time to get rid of this useless and worthless coin. We don't need the US dollar split into 100 pieces. 4 pieces is more than adequate. We should round all transactions to the nearest quarter and get rid of pennies, nickels and dimes. These 3 coins are worse than useless.

  • The Coin of Negative Value

    The penny helps with the destruction of the US economy. It is unusable in all machines except for Coinstar(which only gives back 90% of your money in the first place,) costs $2 billion every year, and are mainly put into jars for most of their lifespan. Their end of production might not balance the budget, yet it will provide an area to start.

  • The penny has outlived its usefulness

    Pennies are a waste of money and resources. People do not use pennies anymore since it does not have any purchase value due to the monetary inflation. In 1972, when the cost of bread was around 8 cents, pennies were necessary. However, today there is no one item you can buy for a penny, and if there is, the transactions costs are much more higher. Reducing the government budget deficit is a priority, and getting rid of unnecessary expenditures, such as the penny, will be a good start.

  • They do serve the purpose of money.

    Money's purpose is the facilitation of the exchange of goods and services. The penny fails to do so. The amount of time pennies add to cash transactions isn't even worth the value exchanged in opportunity costs. No machines can accept them as they aren't worth transportation and collection fees. They cost much more in production costs then they are worth, losing America billions of dollars every year.


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