Our View: A penny pressed is not a penny earned


January 31, 2018

With wasteful government spending, one generally thinks about plush, high-dollar office furniture and $700 light fixtures decorating government offices. Examples of wasteful spending can encompass much more however and a recent purchase approved by the Rock Springs Historical Museum’s board illustrates this concept perfectly.

The museum board recently decided to purchase a $3,400 penny stamping machine from donations given to the museum. It will, for 50 cents and a penny, smash the penny into an oval-shaped commemorative image. Some people enjoy collecting these things as a way of showing...

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