Typical Government "Solution" to Problem
What is the U.S. government response to this situation. To stop inflating? Mwahhahhaha! To admit that previous inflating have made the penny useless and do away with the penny? No way, apparently.
Instead, this problem is to be met with the distinctly governmental way of dealing with problems: with coercion, regulation and intimidation. The U.S. government will now forbid the melting down or export of pennies.