Skip to comments.Time for Women on US Paper Money? Obama says it's a 'pretty good idea'
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.
How about Rachel Jeantel (Trayvon Martin case) as the first woman on money. Just make sure there isn’t any cursive on the bill.
The way things are going, the money doesn’t stay in my hand long enough to give a damn about it.
Elton John on a new $3 bill for starters.
Why stop there why not celebrities, or fictitious characters from popular TV shows ;? The currency is as worthless as the media rags anyway
Why isn’t there a Nepalese Sherpa on one of the bills? I think that would be a good idea, too.
Put Betty Boop on the three dollar bill!
Obama important issues:
2)DC for statehood= 2 more Dem senators
3)Women on money
I see no other issues that Obama should be worried about.
Janet Yellen on the hundred trillion dollars bill.
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.
O’ wants Queen Michelle to be the 1st.
Not a problem... as soon as there are any who qualify as a dead president or founding father of the United States.
Nope. Olive Oil of PopEye fame.
This thread is about WOMEN being on money. Oh, wait....
How about Moms Mabley?
SOMEBODY MAKE THEM STOP!
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.
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