Monday, October 25, 2010

Our Dysfunctional Government

This seemingly minor issue over the penny could be titled, Why this Country is Beyond Hope, Part 41,234. 

That diagram is missing a few very important steps outside of the manufacturing process, most notably the lobbying and contributions from the zinc industry, which is one of the main defenders of the worthless coin.

It's fantastic to know that the government loses 2 cents on every penny it makes because of zinc industry lobbyists. Doesn't the fact that a single industry holds up any kind of reasonable and what should be non-controversial currency reform say all you need to know about why this country is so screwed? I think so.