Let's take a break from big deals to complain about something trivial for a moment:
Penny opponents look to save dollars and cents
In 2008, President Barack Obama tacitly endorsed its elimination, saying, "I will seriously consider eliminating the penny as long as we find another place for Lincoln to land."
Our President is willing to support an obvious reform of the monetary system, but only if it doesn't undermine the hagiography of a past President whose cult of personality has many devotees in his constituency.
Oy. We should never have allowed the Apotheosis of Lincoln to dislodge Liberty from US coins in the first place. It's all too imperial for a nation that still wants to pretend it's a classical liberal republic.