We're getting new Dollar Coins. And apparently, we still don't like them. Why? Because.
I honestly have no idea why we are so reluctant to use dollar coins. They cost less and last longer than dollar bills; they don't tear up; they are almost always going to be accepted in vending machines (once we change the vending machine coin slots)...
Perhaps the problem is that Canadians have been using them for years already. God knows we can't ever do anything that appears to be following what someone else does - it's an affront to our sovereignty. Kyoto? Hell no. Trade Unions? Hell no. UN? Screw them; Americans know best what's best for the world. But back to the Canadian dollar coins... why should we do what Canadians do? They negotiated NAFTA provisions that protect Canadian culture, yet did nothing to ensure the protection of our culture. What culture do Canadians have, anyway? Why should we bother copying something from a nation that is so afraid of getting real culture that they negotiated accords keeping our culture from them? We shouldn't.
But seriously, is there really any REAL reason for rejecting dollar coins?