Form the USA Today, er, today;
Communities print their own currency to keep cash flowing
"We wanted to make new options available," says Jackie Smith of South Bend, Ind., who is working to launch a local currency. "It reinforces the message that having more control of the economy in local hands can help you cushion yourself from the blows of the marketplace."
So the plan is to use these Barack Bucks to help local business' weather the recession. Why not cure two birds with one stone. How about you can use the Barack Bucks to purchase an automobile.
Hold on, South Bend is pretty close to Chicago... I think I know someone who may need a job in this current recession.
I got what this is really about; you can use the Barack Bucks down at Crazy Uncle Jeremiah's Auto Show-Place...
"With all of the savings of Barack Bucks, all my customers are coming home to ROOST!"