News Alert Regarding Pennies For…..

Our federal budget is out and of course there are a lot of yeah sayers and nay sayers accompanying it, but for the first time in a long time our government is a majority so its not going to matter much.  But what really did matter in yesterday’s news?  What touched the heart of this tax payer bringing a sad sigh and warm thoughts of days gone by?

The Canadian Government is getting rid of the penny.  Our copper penny.  Not surprising is the news that each one cent penny costs 1.4 cents to make.  So much in life is going to have to change.  No more putting in your two cents worth or giving a penny for  your thoughts.  And what about poor penny lane?  A penny saved was a penny earned but not for many many years now as it just wasn’t worth it.  No more pennies in the fountain.

What about bad pennies?  What will come back in their place?  What will you have if you no longer have a penny to your name?  If there are no more pennies what will heaven send us?  And will our good luck disappear altogether as in, ‘Find a penny, pick it up, All day long you’ll have good luck.’

Will the free newspaper called the Penny Saver go out of business?  Will we lose wieght as ‘in for a penny, in for a pound’?

When it comes to our daily taxes the government already rounds up the number.  Will they now just skip nickels and round up to the nearest dollar?

Will there be a penny spending spree where everyone who has gallon jugs of pennies will suddenly want them gone?  What are used pennies good for any way?

Perhaps, a penny for your thoughts?

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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. eof737
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 18:33:55

    I keep them as good luck coins. ;-)


  2. Sheryl
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 17:31:32

    I wonder how long until the US eliminates the penny.


  3. legionwriter
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 13:51:34

    I’ve been wishing for years that the penny would go away. I think you’ve changed my mind. :)


  4. judithhb
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 02:07:51

    Well when I was growing up we used to say ‘spend a penny’ A penny opened the lavatory door in the department stores. Wonder what it costs now?
    And here in NZ we don’t have pennies; our smallest coin is the 10 cent. So watch out – this may be the next step for your government.


  5. souldipper
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 19:41:12

    I just caught drift of the food labeling issue. That is opening the doors to total chicanery. Are these people asleep or are they just completely cocooned from reality?


  6. Crowing Crone Joss
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 18:41:12

    I saved my pennies in a huge glass bottle for 25 years, rolled them, cashed them in and bought myself an emerald ring! I ain’t never doing that again!!


  7. Kathryn McCullough
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 15:48:40

    I had heard on CNN this morning that the US might not be far behind Canada, as it now costs two cents to make each penny here. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Chris.


  8. Chatter Master
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 15:34:54

    Well now, you’ve given me a lot to think about. Since the penny’s going away, I’ll share my thoughts for a nickle.


  9. georgettesullins
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 15:18:11

    The beauty of the morning, your casual and laid back wear, exude the happiness of the day. Thank you for sharing such a happy time in your shared history at a gorgeous site on a very memorable day.


    • Bridgesburning Chris King
      Apr 01, 2012 @ 13:50:45

      I am glad to hear this comment did not belong here LOL as I wasn’t sure how it related and thought you might have some eerie inside info I did not. But I was going to acknowledge your thoughts pretending I did know. :)


  10. georgettesullins
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 15:15:26

    Thank you for this news flash. I had heard rumor of it here in the US. That does it. I bet we’re next! You Canadians are such trendsetters.


  11. cassiebehle
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 12:05:34

    People are going to have to take LOTS of vacations and put their pennies in those machines that flatten them and turn them into souvenirs!


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