Loonies and sense

Fuckin €™ Canucks.

During Thursday’s budget announcement, finance minister Jim Flaherty announced that the Canadian one cent coin was going to be phased out, saying “pennies take up too much space on our dressers at home.”

They are worth almost nothing, they are cumbersome and they cost the government at least $130 million per year to keep in circulation. Most vending machines do not accept them and bartenders sneer at the sight of them…yet the Mint is still busy pumping out 25 pennies per Canadian per year  – at a cost of 1.5 cents apiece.

Bad enough they have to be so fuckin €™ nice, provide universal health care for their citizenry, run their financial system such they missed almost all of the 2008 Meltdown, AND take in all of our loonies. 1 Now they heap insult upon scorn by refusing to throw money away minting money.

What €™s next? Refusing to broadcast our €˜reality €™ television shows?

Where will it all end? 2

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  1. As opposed to their very fine coin.
  2. The Hollow Lands, we expect.

5 Replies to “Loonies and sense”

  1. €œ…What’s next? Refusing to broadcast our “reality” television shows? €¦ €¦ €

    That ain €™t gonna happen.
    La Fracophonie in La Belle Province will separate from the rest of Soviet Canuckistan faster than you can throw a chair at Chuck Barris and savour the schadenfreude.

    Bear in mind, Mr. Flaherty is a Conservative €“ Canada €™s answer to the Republicans.

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