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    Talking Ronald Reagan on the $50 bill????

    The Gipper on the new fifty? Yea or Nay
    N.C. congressman: Put Reagan on $50 bill - Washington Times

    Washington Post
    By Jennifer Harper

    "Former President Ronald Reagan could achieve a newfound currency: his face emblazoned on a crisp $50 bill. The Gipper could supplant Grant.

    That is the intent of Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, who would like to replace the face of Ulysses S. Grant with Reagan's image on that particular greenback. The North Carolina Republican introduced legislation to that effect on Tuesday.

    "Every generation needs its own heroes," Mr. McHenry said. "One decade into the 21st century, it's time to honor the last great president of the 20th and give President Reagan a place beside Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy."

    The latter two are emblazoned on the dime and half dollar, respectively.

    "President Reagan was a modern day statesman, whose presidency transformed our nation's political and economic thinking," Mr. McHenry continued. "Through both his domestic and international policies he renewed America's self confidence, defeated the Soviets and taught us that each generation must provide opportunity for the next."

    America's 40th president hasn't lost popularity with the public either. Harris polls and other opinion trackers have consistently placed Reagan in the nation's top-10 favorite presidents. In this year's annual historical presidential poll, Reagan was in second place, only outranked by Abraham Lincoln, Harris found.

    Mr. McHenry cited a 2005 Wall Street Journal survey that ranked Reagan sixth on the White House hit parade and Grant in the 29th spot.

    Meanwhile, there are currently two efforts afoot to name a mountain after Reagan before Feb. 6, 2011 what would have been Reagan's 100th birthday.

    Citizen Outreach Foundation, a public policy group, is determined that peak be in Nevada, and has already launched a "naming project" for the effort.

    "President Reagan's many achievements, especially victory in the Cold War, warrants this type of honor," said Reagan historian Craig Shirley.

    In a petition before the federal U.S. Board on Geographic Names, California-based Christian activist Arthur Mijares has proposed that 3,849-foot high "Mount Diablo" in Contra Costa County be renamed for Reagan.

    Still, Mr. McHenry's efforts are drawing partisan reactions. At least one Democrat Rep. Brad Sherman of California has stepped forward in protest, deeming Reagan "too controversial" to appear on the money.

    Sarcasm has surfaced in the press as well.

    "$50 for Reagan's head," wrote Richard Adams of Britain's Guardian newspaper Wednesday.

    "What did Grant ever do? Apart from win the Civil War for the North and so save the union. And end Reconstruction. And defend African Americans and native American civil rights. And sign the treaty of Washington," Mr. Adams quipped. "But apart from that, what? Did he conquer Grenada? No. Did he star in 'Bedtime for Bonzo'? No."


    Should we set up a poll on this matter? What you guys think?

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    I would say no, but not because of political reasons.

    I dislike all the crazy things the Department of the Treasury does with our currency, both paper and coin. I can understand some of the security reasons for some changes and begrudgingly accept them as necessary. The rest of the stuff they do is outright annoying and perhaps negligent from what I can tell. The more designs we have on our currency, the easier it is to trick people into accepting some bogus cash. It's just confusing.
    Stop messing with the designs already!

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    Though I think Reagan should get some kind of recognition, I'd hate to see our currency undergo such a dramatic change so soon after the recent changes. It's hard enough dealing with 3 different variations of the same bill. Another change is bound to confuse more than just a few.



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    Just wait a year--we'll need a whole new bunch of bills to avoid carrying our cash in wheelbarrows.

    Then we can put Reagan on the $10000000000 bill. You know, the one we'll need for a single liter of gas! That is, if the O administration allows anybody to sell or buy such an environmentally dangerous substance as gasoline...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDS View Post
    Just wait a year--we'll need a whole new bunch of bills to avoid carrying our cash in wheelbarrows.

    Then we can put Reagan on the $10000000000 bill. You know, the one we'll need for a single liter of gas! That is, if the O administration allows anybody to sell or buy such an environmentally dangerous substance as gasoline...
    hahahahahaha, invest in bicycles and shoe companies you might be able to affort a gallon of gas to take your car for a Sunday drive.

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    Yeah I agree do not replace franklin but maybe a new denomination or a commemorative one dollar coin.....
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    I think they should put a picture of Rothschild or Rockefeller on all the worthless federal reserve notes.
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    The obamanation on the 3 dollar bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    I think they should put a picture of Rothschild or Rockefeller on all the worthless federal reserve notes.
    Yes they are worthless.

    Send all you have to me.

    I will refund your postage.

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