coondoggie writes "It seems well past time that the US ditch its $1 bill, considering such a move could save the country somewhere in the neighborhood of $4 billion. But there is much resistance or perhaps a lack of real consideration of the issue from most people. Watchdogs at the Government Accountability Office this week testified before a Congressional hearing on the topic said dollar coins could save $4.4 billion over 30 years, or an average of about $146 million per year." Link to Original Source
If it happens once, it's a bug. If it happens twice, it's a feature.
If it happens more than twice, it's a design philosophy.