The worthless penny. Most people probably do not even spend the time to bend over and pick up these reddish pieces of metal. There is always talk about eliminating the penny because it costs to much to make. They also talk about eliminating the nickel because of the same reasons.
When I think of the penny and the nickel...I think about the poor. Why? Because like the penny and the nickel...people always are complaining about them for all their financial problems.
Have you ever wondered why the Korean Won and the Japanise Yen is around 1,000 = $1. Well, they didn't like their penny either. However, unlike Americans they did something about it. Low and behold their version of the dime quickly became the new penny.
What does this mean? Well, it means that you know all those people who complain about the poor, the lazy, the welfare babies. Whatever you want to call poor people. If you complain about them, and let's say the "go away"...guess who will be the new poor people? That's right...the middle class. The ones who were doing most of the complaining. It's like if you are on the basketball team of 12 players, and let's say you are the 11th best player. The worst player quits...that makes you worst player. Shouldn't be something to strive for.
What we should do is figure out ways help the poor. Help increase their standard of living, thus lifting our standard of living as well. I hear a lot of talk about helping the poor and middle class, but the the gap keeps growing...so this isn't working well. Kinda like education...people aren't testing better, nor getting smarter and jobs aren't being created. Something seriously is wrong with the system. CNN wrote an article that pretty much sums up how median income has decreased, while wealth to a select few has increased. Just my two cents...