On a recent online chat, sponsored by Google, President Obama was asked if we should get rid the penny?  “I don’t know” said the President.  “It’s one of those things where I think people get attached emotionally to the way things have been,” the president said. “We remember our piggy banks and counting out all the pennies and then taking them and getting a dollar bill or a couple of dollars.”  The copper 1-cent coin has long been criticized for being costlier to mint than it is worth. And with Americans using pennies less and less, some have questioned why the government hasn’t stopped producing them.  What do you think?  Should we get rid of the penny?  Face Book here.




February 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm | On Air, Vic Slick | No comment