Patriots Should Use Sacagawea Dollars

Sacagawea Dollar

There, I’ve said it.

If you live in the United States and want to fight the national debt, then buy and use Sacagawea dollars.

The potential savings to the US is apparently 500 million bucks. Ok, that’s paltry when compared to the actual national debt, but it’s nothing to sneeze at. Don’t think about the national debt if that’s not your thing. Think about taxes, or something else that represents money to you.

I know, it’s easier to carry a bunch of bills than a bunch of coins. I get it. But I also know that there are plenty of places where the single dollar (or pound) just doesn’t come in paper. And it’s really ok. It’s a small thing to suffer.

I keep hearing about how Americans don’t ever want to sacrifice anything. No smaller cars just to reduce our dependancy on foreign oil. No recycling just to reduce landfills. No tax increase to cover some of the finances of the war that apparently the majority of people wanted to fight.

Is this too much to ask? How about this: When handed a little gold dollar, don’t complain. Ok, that’s the new goal. Forget about using them, just don’t COMPLAIN about them. Don’t announce to the world how you hate them. Please? For me?

5 Responses to Patriots Should Use Sacagawea Dollars

  1. BruceS June 8, 2009 at 10:32 am #

    Here’s an idea: have the Feds produce a dollar coin that isn’t easily mistaken for a quarter. Both the Carter Quarter and the Clinton Quarter are very close to the same size and shape as a genuine quarter. Given a viable coin, I would support the elimination of the bill. I’d also support dropping the penny, and rounding everything to the nearest 5c.
    Or we could just standardize on the Euro {duck}.

  2. Kevin June 8, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    I’ve visited and lived for short times in economies where the coin is widely used in places where we use paper dollars. One of two things happens:

    1) The economy inflates to the point that people start carrying bills again or
    2) Men start carrying purses.

    Is this your vision for the future of America?

  3. weeklyrob June 8, 2009 at 2:54 pm #

    Bruce: I don’t know whether you use the gold thingies, but I can tell you that I don’t ever confuse them for quarters. Unlike the Susan Bs, they’re completely distinctive (bigger, a different color, and have a different edge). No comment on the Euro.

    Kevin: For 500 million, I’d wear a purse, pink thong, and nipple tassels.

  4. BruceS June 8, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    I’ve used both, and found the gold ones still too similar to quarters. You can quickly tell them by look (color), but not by feel. I don’t exactly hate them (I hate very little), but think they could be greatly improved. Stop putting women on them, and I bet the design will be improved enough for them to be generally accepted.

    Heh, I’ve worn a “fanny pack”, which is no more masculine than a purse, and didn’t worry about how it made me look. It *did* make me nauseous, but that’s another story. If I were wearing a ping thong and/or nipple tassels, it would be hard for most people to tell. I’ll do it for $5M, a mere 1/100th of your price!

  5. Kevin June 9, 2009 at 11:26 am #

    As the old saying goes, now we’re just negotiating a price.

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