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house Bill H.R. 2722

Would Minting Breast Cancer Awareness Coins Help Raise Money For Research?

Argument in favor

Minting coins is a good way to raise money for causes that deserve support like breast cancer research.

Rei's Opinion
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07/14/2015
Sad as it is, a lot of people have trouble opening wallets if they aren't getting something in return. It's why they have charity auctions and the like. Minting coins would play on this similar mindset, and do good as well.
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07/15/2015
This is an excellent, tax- free way to fund an organization that has tirelessly searched for a cure for breast cancer. To not use such a means to fund research because results haven't yet occurred is the definition of short-sightedness and ignorance towards scientific research.
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Suzanne's Opinion
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07/14/2015
yes, this is a matter of continuing to raise awareness!
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Argument opposed

If people would spend money on these coins to support breast cancer research, couldn’t they just make donations without the coins?

Steven's Opinion
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07/14/2015
Send your monetary donations to actual research facilities, and skip the middle man from collecting administration fees for widgets. That's how you support scientific advancements.
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V's Opinion
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07/14/2015
Minting the coins is not necessary. Breast cancer awareness is not a government concern. Researchers & citizens can work to improve awareness.
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John's Opinion
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07/14/2015
No no no. If you mint for one, you have to mint for all... Don't you have more important issues to deal with when we are 18 TRILLION IN DEBT?
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bill Progress


  • EnactedApril 29th, 2016
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed April 19th, 2016
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • The house Passed July 15th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 421 Yea / 9 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
      Committee on the Budget
    IntroducedJune 10th, 2015

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    Sad as it is, a lot of people have trouble opening wallets if they aren't getting something in return. It's why they have charity auctions and the like. Minting coins would play on this similar mindset, and do good as well.
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    Send your monetary donations to actual research facilities, and skip the middle man from collecting administration fees for widgets. That's how you support scientific advancements.
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    No no no. If you mint for one, you have to mint for all... Don't you have more important issues to deal with when we are 18 TRILLION IN DEBT?
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    Minting the coins is not necessary. Breast cancer awareness is not a government concern. Researchers & citizens can work to improve awareness.
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    What nonsense! A total waste of taxpayers' money! Who isn't already aware of breast cancer and the need for research?! It seems to me that drug companies aren't having too much trouble coming up with money to flood the healthcare market with drugs, many of which are approved prematurely, IMO. Surely Big Pharma can afford to conduct the necessary research before selling their drugs!
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    We don't need more federal funds spent on minting. This is where private enterprise should step in.
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    Minting coins as commemoratives have to meet a criterion of making sales that exceed the tooling costs. I doubt If they would be more lucrative than wristbands already available.
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    The Government should not be fundraising for charities.
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    Research & funding it belong in the private sector
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    Minting a coin isn't going to bring more attention to breast cancer. When I spend my coins, I don't look at them to see what's on them. I just spend it. I know more about breast cancer than ever before. It's out there in the media everywhere!
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    I applaud the out-of-the-box thinking to solving problems, but please try and keep your federal law making within the limits imposed by the Constitution.
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    It's a nice idea, but I don't think that we should cherry-pick which cancer to sponsor. If anything, make a coin that supports all cancer research.
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    This is an excellent, tax- free way to fund an organization that has tirelessly searched for a cure for breast cancer. To not use such a means to fund research because results haven't yet occurred is the definition of short-sightedness and ignorance towards scientific research.
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    Yes! Continue to support cancer funding, a cure will be found ..
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    Susan G Komen has their pockets filled everyday by the marketing schemes they already have in place. Their funding should not come from government sponsored sources. What about other types of female cancers, ovarian, cervical and endometrial? Thousands of women suffer and die from these also. Why should only breast cancer benefit?
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    yes, this is a matter of continuing to raise awareness!
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    The federal government has no business in this sort of activity, and must stop finding new things for itself to do. Not only is our government ridiculously oversized, it has spent itself into a nearly unrecoverable debt. Focus on activities specifically enumerated in the Constitution, cut EVERYTHING else, balance the budget, and pay off the debt.
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    The cancer research industry is already sitting on billions, where is our cure? They aren't looking for one. There a several cures already that they suppress, why would you give them more money? They even make money off of cancer causing products and even fracking. It's obvious they aren't doing their job.
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    The ways Breast Cancer Awareness is promoted in media is enough to promote research. With organizations such as the NFL and WWE supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I believe the message is being spread well enough, to where this isn't necessary.
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    If this bill passes, millions of dollars will be raised to fight breast cancer, without the need of tax payer dollars. Yes. Do it.
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