Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to change the way we spend our money. She has proposed replacing our dollar bills – in order to save money – with coins.
Already a stupid idea, I mean, who wants to walk around with a pocket full of heavy coins over light weight bills. Plus there’s the whole strip joint dilemma. How do you make it rain cheaply with dollars for the girl on stage? You can’t have hard coins flying around up there. You’ll hurt her.
Anyway, it’s already a stupid idea but she has found a way to make it worse. She wants the head on the coin to be that of former President Jimmy Carter. The peanut farmer. Jimmy Carter. The Iranian hostage coward. Jimmy Carter. The one term president.
Ms Cortez gave us a brief explanation for her idea :
“Paper money cost the treasury far too much money. It wears out quickly and has to be replaced quickly. It costs the American taxpayer millions. So a switch to a coin is logical as coins last 100 times as long.
As for Jimmy Carter, he was one of the greatest presidents this country has ever seen. He was kind and generous and thought never of himself, only for the people. He will go down in history as the best. Better than Washington, better than Lincoln. Número Uno.
Dollar coins are also a great savings plan. Piggy banks will fill up quickly and will yield large numbers. And we all know piggy banks are the best way to save money.”
She intends to have the new currency introduced to the American public by 2021.