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Time for Women on US Paper Money? Obama says it's a 'pretty good idea'
Newser ^ | 07/31/2014 | Rob Quinn

Posted on 07/31/2014 9:00:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

(Newser) – The days of American paper money being an all-boys club could be numbered. President Obama said yesterday that he had received a letter from a young girl wondering why there were no women on US bills, "and then she gave me a long list of possible women to put on our dollar bills and quarters and stuff, which I thought was a pretty good idea," reports the Hill, which notes that while women including Susan B. Anthony and Native American guide Sacagawea have appeared on coins, the only woman to have made it onto paper money is Martha Washington, who was on dollar silver certificates in the 1880s.

But who would go on the bills—and who would they replace? George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Benjamin Franklin can probably rest easy, but Jillian Keenan at Slate made a good case earlier this year for booting Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill for his support of slavery and "ethnic cleansing" of Native Americans—and because he was "a fierce opponent of paper money and the central banking system." Vox suggests contenders including Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Ida Wells. New York magazine has mocked up $20s with some of those choices, as well as ones featuring Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Martha Stewart, and Kim Kardashian.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: money
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Why stop with women? We need some homo's on our money too, right?
1 posted on 07/31/2014 9:00:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd
The Transgendered are under represented..... How about this guy? He voted for 0bama:


2 posted on 07/31/2014 9:02:43 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The GOP-e scum enlisted Democrats to steal the Republican primary. The GOP-e can go to Hell.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

How about Rachel Jeantel (Trayvon Martin case) as the first woman on money. Just make sure there isn’t any cursive on the bill.


3 posted on 07/31/2014 9:03:18 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The way things are going, the money doesn’t stay in my hand long enough to give a damn about it.


4 posted on 07/31/2014 9:03:55 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Responsibility2nd

Elton John on a new $3 bill for starters.


5 posted on 07/31/2014 9:04:08 AM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Why stop there – why not celebrities, or fictitious characters from popular TV shows ;? The currency is as worthless as the media rags anyway…


6 posted on 07/31/2014 9:05:40 AM PDT by mikrofon (It´s our own crazies that will take us down.,,")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Why isn’t there a Nepalese Sherpa on one of the bills? I think that would be a good idea, too.


7 posted on 07/31/2014 9:06:39 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Put Betty Boop on the three dollar bill!


8 posted on 07/31/2014 9:08:57 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Obama important issues:
1)Rename Redskins
2)DC for statehood= 2 more Dem senators
3)Women on money

I see no other issues that Obama should be worried about.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 9:09:30 AM PDT by o-n-money
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To: Responsibility2nd
If a woman is to be on paper money, I vote for Adm. Grace Hopper. She was a patriot, and she contributed much to modern society. And unlike Eleanore Roosevelt or Michelle Obama, Hopper did it all on her own.

Grace Hopper

10 posted on 07/31/2014 9:09:36 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Janet Yellen on the hundred trillion dollars bill.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 9:11:16 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Put Moochelle on the $3 bill. A transgendered wookie of color, married to the first gay pResident - that’s got to score a lot of affirmative action points.


12 posted on 07/31/2014 9:11:29 AM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: Responsibility2nd

O’ wants Queen Michelle to be the 1st.


13 posted on 07/31/2014 9:12:18 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Time for Women on US Paper Money?

Not a problem... as soon as there are any who qualify as a dead president or founding father of the United States.

14 posted on 07/31/2014 9:12:25 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Nope. Olive Oil of PopEye fame.


15 posted on 07/31/2014 9:13:24 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I agree. It's time.


16 posted on 07/31/2014 9:13:54 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. Hat)
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To: TaMoDee
Elton John on a new $3 bill for starters.

This thread is about WOMEN being on money. Oh, wait....

17 posted on 07/31/2014 9:13:58 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Responsibility2nd

How about Moms Mabley?


18 posted on 07/31/2014 9:14:46 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Get out of my country now)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Jillian Keenan at Slate made a good case earlier this year for booting Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill for his support of slavery and "ethnic cleansing" of Native Americans

SOMEBODY MAKE THEM STOP!

19 posted on 07/31/2014 9:15:09 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: Responsibility2nd

Delay DeNie Stahl and Divurtem PR Inc. must be working triple OT to come up with more gimmicky things for O to toss on the Oval Orifice’s walls and see if they will stick..

anything to detract from his miserable failings and his regime’s looming collapse and the debacle to follow.


20 posted on 07/31/2014 9:18:03 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Knowing Obama, he would nominate Ella Reeve “Mother” Bloor.


21 posted on 07/31/2014 9:19:24 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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Why not put Beyonce’s butt on a 500 dollar bill?

Becuz Moochelle’s won’t fit.


22 posted on 07/31/2014 9:19:35 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Army Air Corps

Perhaps Obama could put his own mother on one of our bills.

A photo where she IS NOT POSING NUDE would be preferrable.


23 posted on 07/31/2014 9:22:45 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Women don’t need to be ON the money, we SPEND the money.


24 posted on 07/31/2014 9:23:33 AM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog Kenyan president)
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To: Leaning Right
I vote for Adm. Grace Hopper.

She has my vote!

25 posted on 07/31/2014 9:24:49 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "Our Emperor may have no clothes, but doesn't he have a wonderful tan" - MSM)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Put her on the 2 dollar bill. No one knows who is on it anyway, and it is kinda fitting as it is said most women are,..... well you figure it out.

I can’t wait to hear the nickname for the she-buck.


26 posted on 07/31/2014 9:25:09 AM PDT by wrench
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To: mikrofon

Seriously. Europe couldn’t agree on real landmarks on their currency, so all the Euro notes feature generic fictitious landmarks which will offend no country.


27 posted on 07/31/2014 9:26:17 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

NO NO NO. Which great man will give up his bill for Sanger or the wise Latina.


28 posted on 07/31/2014 9:28:05 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Excuse me?

29 posted on 07/31/2014 9:28:36 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: o-n-money

Some want to kick Jackson off the $20 bill?

Let’s all remember that Jackson was a good Democrat. But some liberals want to take issue with one of their own......


30 posted on 07/31/2014 9:29:39 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Bank of England and Scottish bank notes change the people on the notes. Besides the Queen, the Duke of Wellington, Newton, and Florence Nightingale have been on bank notes with Winston Churchill, Adam Smith and Jane Austen to appear in the near future. I remember one Scottish bank had a special edition with Jack Nicklaus on it. It does make the note more interesting to collect. US Banknotes are pretty boring. Before the notes became fixed the US had some nice banknotes with battleships, and another one with a big eagle. The opening up the possibility of changing the persons on the US bills is PC run amock. The blacks would demand MLK Jr, the Latinos Chazez, etc.


31 posted on 07/31/2014 9:29:46 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: KarlInOhio
re: Janet Yellen on the hundred trillion dollars bill.

--LOL

32 posted on 07/31/2014 9:30:50 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Responsibility2nd

33 posted on 07/31/2014 9:31:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Vigilanteman
They would also have to change the classification on our currency:


34 posted on 07/31/2014 9:32:16 AM PDT by mikrofon ("It's our own crazies that will take us down...")
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because susan b Anthony and sakajeweea (sp?) worked so well....NOT!


35 posted on 07/31/2014 9:33:28 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Kick Andrew Jackson off.

Put Shelia Jackson Lee on.

(YIKES!)

36 posted on 07/31/2014 9:34:22 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yeah....put his ‘momma’ on a $20 bill....while they’re at it, throw in Bill Clinton’s momma for the same.


37 posted on 07/31/2014 9:35:42 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Responsibility2nd
Why stop with women? We need some homo's on our money too, right?

Milk Money

38 posted on 07/31/2014 9:37:13 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Leaning Right

I’ll bet she is mentioned nowhere in our public school system. Incredible lady. My bro in law flew for Delta (ex Navy pilot) and had her on his flight once.


39 posted on 07/31/2014 9:38:03 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Put the Mooch on the $3 dollar bill.


40 posted on 07/31/2014 9:38:27 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Cher.

Miley Cyrus posed tweaking or on a Wrecking Ball.

I'm glad B. Hussein O. has time for "stuff"and reading little girl's letters.

Guess it beats reading anything...presidential.

41 posted on 07/31/2014 9:39:05 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: mikrofon

You could also change Federal to Feral.


42 posted on 07/31/2014 9:39:55 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: Ancesthntr
"Put Moochelle on the $3 bill. A transgendered wookie of color, married to the first gay pResident - that’s got to score a lot of affirmative action points."

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Jackpot!

43 posted on 07/31/2014 9:41:15 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Bella Absug....with her trademark hat....I think that’s her name....

That would be one ugly bill....


44 posted on 07/31/2014 9:41:20 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I vote for Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.


45 posted on 07/31/2014 9:42:17 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: dainbramaged
Or Aunt Esther from that old Redd Foxx series.

I loved Aunt Esther!

46 posted on 07/31/2014 9:43:22 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
a woman truley worthy of being on Paper Money....even if it is only paper...

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Nancy Hart

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Here is a woman known to have a hot temper, fearless spirit and no hesitation to deliver revenge if she felt herself or any member of her family had been harmed.

The most well-known account of Nancy’s life begins when six British soldiers stopped at her cabin in search of a Whig leader, demanding information if he had stopped at her farm. Although the man they were tracking had been there, she denied seeing anyone.

Convinced that she was lying, one of the Tories shot and killed Hart’s prized gobbler, ordering her to cook the bird. Entering the cabin, they stacked their weapons in a corner and demanded something to drink. Hart obliged them by serving up wine. As the soldiers drank the wine, Hart sent her daughter to the spring for a bucket of water. She secretly instructed her daughter to blow a conch shell, kept in a nearby stump, to alert the neighbors that Tories were in the cabin.

As Hart served her unwelcome visitors and passed between them and their weapons, she began to pass the muskets through an opening in the cabin wall to her daughter, who had slipped outside to the rear of the house. When the soldiers noticed what was going on, they rushed to try and retrieve what weapons were left. She gave them one warning that she would shoot the next man that moved. Ignoring her warning, one man made the deadly mistake of approaching her. She held the rest off until her husband, Benjamin, and others arrived.

Benjamin Hart wanted to shoot the remaining hostages, but she insisted on hanging them.

In 1912 workmen grading a railroad near the site of the old Hart cabin unearthed a neat row of six skeletons that lay under nearly three feet of earth and were estimated to have been buried for at least a century.

47 posted on 07/31/2014 9:43:33 AM PDT by rface (Ashland, mo)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yeah, it worked so well with the abominable Susan B. Anthony dollars.


48 posted on 07/31/2014 9:44:50 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: BarbM

*snicker*


49 posted on 07/31/2014 9:45:04 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: CrazyIvan

LOL, true… Or change “United” to “Un-Red” States, the Treasury seal to the Obama logo, etc, etc. ;)


50 posted on 07/31/2014 9:46:46 AM PDT by mikrofon ("It's our own crazies that will take us down...")
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