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June 10, 2004

Goodbye, Mr. Hamilton

I've known J.D. Hayworth as a braindead pompous annoyance for a long time, but his newest plan takes the cake.

He wants to replace Alexander Hamilton's face on the ten dollar bill with Ronald Reagan's.

What the heck.

Even more disturbingly, it turns out Hayworth isn't the only one in Congress with such a stupid plan, but rather just the most vocal. Dana Rohrabacher of California is wasting your tax dollars on a bill to put Reagan on the $20. Jeff Miller of Florida wants to replace Kennedy's 50 cent piece with a Reagan half-dollar. Another plan phases out half the nation's dimes, replacing them with coins bearing Reagan's visage.

Here's a better idea: if you really want to put Reagan on money, how about creating a new bill and leaving the existing currencies how they are? We could really use, say, a $15 bill. The existing presidents and governmental figures keep their currencies, nobody is up in arms about the replacement, and Reagan doesn't co-opt anything but gets his own brand new cashola memorial.

Posted by Colin at June 10, 2004 3:46 PM

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I'd agree to put Reagan on the $10 bill if the Treasury Department decides to print it in red ink

Posted by: Tim at June 14, 2004 8:17 AM

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