Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

Kill the penny and save a child's education

Dear Mr. President,
This is a copy of my suggestion posted on Face Book.

Would 48 million dollars, per year and per state, help remedy, or solve the problem of elementary schools being CLOSED in several states? If so, here's my solution.
The US Mint spends 2.4 BILLION dollars pressing pennies every year. Each penny cost 2.4 cents to produce, and is worthless. If every CASH sale was rounded up or down to the nearest nickel. KILL the PENNY and give 48 million dollars to each of the 50 states, and SAVE the most important thing for our future - The MINDS of OUR CHILDREN. The very beginning of our future, is kids learning good basic learning habits. I welcome ALL of your comments. Thanks,
Richard L. Picone

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