Bernthal- The Way It Oughta Be: Ditching The Penny
(KPLR) – Is it time to throw away the penny? Here’s JB with The Way It Oughta Be.
I usually end up with change in my pocket after a trip through the drive through. I have a pile of coins inside my car and a jar at home I deposit whenever it starts to fill up.
Well there’s talk about dumping the penny. What seems to make no sense is that it costs nearly two and a half cents to make each penny. To make a 5 cent nickel costs more than 11 cents.
So I don’t know what kind of an uproar there would be if we tried dumping the penny but it sure seems to make sense.
I still pay with cash but I feel like a growing minority. It seems so many shoppers now use a credit or debit card.
I like using currency it feels more real. Credit cards have a way of making some spend more than they have.
So I wouldn’t mind doing away with the penny but as long as we don’t do away with the dollar.
I’m JB and that’s The Way It Oughta Be.