Each week, I write about more government spending, more government waste, going right down the drain.

Well, while checking one of my favorite websites, Council for Citizens Against Government, I came across something that I’d never thought of before.  Paper money!

While dollar bills cost 4.2 cents to manufacture, they only last about 40 months.  One dollar coins cost between 12 and 20 cents to produce but last more than 30 years and are good for the private sector.

According to CCAG, Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) has introduced the Currency Optimization, Innovation and National Savings (COINS) Act of 2011 (H.R. 2977).  By phasing out the $1 bill and transitioning to the $1 coin, this legislation will deliver significant savings to both the government and the private sector.

Please consider asking your representative to vote for the COINS Act.  I did.  Let’s see if Congress will actually do something to save a little money instead of flushing it down the drain.