US government no longer accepts American cash

July 27th, 2010 by Ken

The US Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced, that beginning October 1, 2010, it will no longer accept cash at any of its domestic outlets.

This government agency says that by not accepting cash, it will reduce its operating costs.   It will however, accept checks and money orders provided they are made payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.   Credit cards are preferred.

When I heard that a US government agency would no longer accept cash, I pulled out one of my American dollar bills – – a one because that’s all I have anymore – – and here’s what it says on the bill:  “This note is legal tender for all debts public and private.”  And, it’s signed by the Treasurer of the United States and Secretary of the Treasury.

There’s something wrong when the US government won’t even accept its own currency.

Posted in Government, History, Informational, The Real News

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