Skip to comments.Proposal would put Ronald Reagan's face on the $50 bill
Posted on 03/03/2010 7:17:30 AM PST by Palter
Rep. Patrick McHenry's bill to replace Ulysses S. Grant's image with the 40th president's generates controversy.
Ronald Reagan is honored by, among other things, an airport, a freeway, an aircraft carrier and -- ironically for a critic of big government -- one of the biggest federal buildings in Washington.
Now, some of the late president's admirers are launching a new effort to add another honor: printing his likeness on a $50 bill in place of Ulysses S. Grant's.
In polls of presidential scholars, Reagan consistently outranks Grant, said Rep. Patrick T. McHenry (R-N.C.), who introduced legislation to make the change.
But at least one Democrat who serves on the House Financial Services Committee, where the proposal has been sent, isn't ready to jettison Grant for "someone whose policies are still controversial."
"Our currency ought to be something that unites us," said Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks).
Grant admirers, who credit him for leading the Union Army to victory during the Civil War, were none too pleased either.
"I'm very upset," said Keya Morgan, a New York-based Grant scholar who has a Web page on the 18th president. "I have all the respect in the world for Reagan, but what he accomplished is not anywhere as important as what Ulysses S. Grant accomplished."
An earlier proposal to put Reagan on the dime in place of President Franklin D. Roosevelt drew objections from Democrats, for whom Roosevelt is as much of a hero as Reagan is for Republicans. An effort to put Reagan on the $20 bill in place of Andrew Jackson drew opposition from Tennessee lawmakers.
A 2005 move to put Reagan on the $50 bill never made it out of the House Financial Services Committee, even though Republicans controlled the chamber at the time.
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“Our currency ought to be something that unites us,” said Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks).”
Nothing says unity like Grant...
Heck, I’d vote to add him to Mt. Rushmore, but this is probably more likely.
And it’s about time!
Watch the libs make it illegal to hold anything larger than a $20.00.
Hint: $1,000 bills used to be common...
I have the perfect solution. Create a $75.00 bill. Everybody’s happy! Good Bye!
The Libs are going nuts about this, and it reveals WHY they hate Reagan and Republicans so much.
His stance on gays and Aids.
I really wish the average Democrat Voter would LISTEN to what the people they support actually say.
Might as well put Obama’s picture on it. After inflation and devaluation of the dollar as a result of his profligate spending and the Fed’s printing money, a fifty will be worth about a penny...
“His stance on gays and Aids.”
Hey...how about a $3 bill with Barney Frank?
The Left insists that Reagan is responsible all of the deaths from AIDS. That he didn’t do enough (spending).
Decades later there still is no cure.
And the gay bathhouses are still open and the homosexual community still shuns using condoms or engaging in sex only in monogamous relationships.
They can put Obama on the $3.00 bill.
Nah, how about a $1000 bill to reflect inflation?
Controversial only to marxists, and other assorted anti-Americans. Ronald Reagan spent the last half of his life successfully introducing these dirtbags to the ash-bin of history.
Marxists like democrat Brad Sherman have NOT had the last word.