Skip to comments.Memorializing Ronald Reagan ("Dutch" is going to be on the Ten Dollar bill.)
Posted on 06/08/2004 7:45:58 AM PDT by jerod
Admirers push to put GOP founding fathers face on $10 bill, replacing Alexander Hamilton
Ardent admirers of Ronald Reagan intend to seize on the former presidents death as their chance to memorialize him on the $10 bill.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the assistant majority leader, has said he wants to take the lead on the necessary legislation to displace the image of Alexander Hamilton, first secretary of the Treasury.
In the House, a Republican member of the California delegation likely would be the lead sponsor of companion legislation. Rep. Chris Cox (R-Calif), chairman of the Republican Policy Committee and a former Reagan aide, has expressed interest in leading the charge.
In the meantime, the House will consider a bereavement resolution commemorating Reagan today or tomorrow, and the Senate will do the same this week.
The campaign to transform the $10 bill is the brainchild of Grover Norquist, president of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project. Norquist, a prominent conservative activist who also is president of Americans for Tax Reform, would be aided in his quest by his strong ties with the Bush White House.
Supporters recognize that now is a unique moment for them to achieve their goal, with the nation in general and lawmakers in particular, coming together in praise of Reagan and seeking a dignified way to memorialize him.
With Sens. John Kerry (Mass.) the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), the minority leader, Edward Kennedy (Mass.) and Charles Schumer (N.Y.) among many Democrats praising Reagan, a filibuster of the change the only realistic way to beat it is seen as unlikely......
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Just imagine! every time Teddy Kennedy goes into a liquor store to by a bottle of cheap sherry. He's going to see Ronnie in his hand.
President Reagan on the $10 bill? I'M ALL FOR IT!
God rest Ronald Reagan in His arms...God cradle and comfort Nancy in the same.
I needed a laugh ...arigato !
Take Jackson off the $20 and put Reagan on instead. Jackson opposed the very idea of the Federal Reserve and would not have wanted his image used.
I love this.
And put Clinton's face on welfare checks.
Yeah, but could you imagine what the security "watermark" would look like?
I consider myself a great admirer of Reagan, but Hamilton was a Founding Father, and author of the Federalist Papers. He, the brilliant first Treasury Secretary, should take precedence before all others where money is concerned.
This isn't what Reagan would want.
I heard on the radio this morning that the decision is solely up to the Secretary of the Treasury, and Congress has no say about the appearance of currency. Is this true?
Don't advertise how little you know.
That's not quite fair. Clinton does deserve some credit for welfare reform.
Check this thread. Can you just imagine how the liberals will be screaming about having President Reagan's likness on the $10 or $20 dollar bill?
On that point, I'm in near total agreement. Jackson is the last person who would have wanted his image on currency.
How 'bout Lewinsky's big ol' buttcheeks engulfing that poor thong of hers?!
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