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.
Knowing Obama, he would nominate Ella Reeve “Mother” Bloor.
Why not put Beyonce’s butt on a 500 dollar bill?
Becuz Moochelle’s won’t fit.
Perhaps Obama could put his own mother on one of our bills.
A photo where she IS NOT POSING NUDE would be preferrable.
Women don’t need to be ON the money, we SPEND the money.
She has my vote!
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.
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.
NO NO NO. Which great man will give up his bill for Sanger or the wise Latina.
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......
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.
because susan b Anthony and sakajeweea (sp?) worked so well....NOT!
Put Shelia Jackson Lee on.
Yeah....put his ‘momma’ on a $20 bill....while they’re at it, throw in Bill Clinton’s momma for the same.
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.
Put the Mooch on the $3 dollar bill.
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.
You could also change Federal to Feral.
Bella Absug....with her trademark hat....I think that’s her name....
That would be one ugly bill....
I vote for Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
I loved Aunt Esther!
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 Nancys 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 Harts 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.
Yeah, it worked so well with the abominable Susan B. Anthony dollars.
LOL, true Or change “United” to “Un-Red” States, the Treasury seal to the Obama logo, etc, etc. ;)