Save the Greenback

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Save the Greenback is an organization of U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing employees and paper and ink suppliers opposed to phasing out the paper dollar.[1] The group formed to counter the influence of the Coin Coalition.[2] Their website was inactive as of July 2012.

Public opinion has tended to favor the dollar bill, although in 2000, the Government Accountability Office reported that a full implementation of the dollar coin could save $500 million a year.[3]

Americans for George[edit]

There was an online organization calling itself Americans for George. It was a public-relations campaign appearing to be a grassroots organization (an "Astroturf group").[4] Their website was also inactive as of July 2012.

Portrayal in media[edit]

In 2006 and 2007, auto manufacturer Kia Motors used this name in a car discount campaign. In the TV campaigns, the group was portrayed as a group similar to Greenpeace, with a mission to save money.[5][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tschachler, Heinz (2008). All others pay cash: dollar bills and their cultural work. Winter. pp. 151–152. ISBN 978-3-8253-5537-1.
  2. ^ "Is U.S. Ready to See the Dollar Bill Pass?" Los Angeles Times June 12, 1995; p. 4
  3. ^ United States General Accounting Office (2000-04-07). "Financial Impact of Issuing the New $1 Coin" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-06-10.
  4. ^ [www.kglobal.com/case-study/americans-for-george/ kglobal case study]
  5. ^ Kia Motors (2005-12-26). "Arctic". Retrieved 2009-08-04.[dead link]
  6. ^ Kia Motors (2005-12-26). "Beach". Retrieved 2009-08-04.[dead link]