Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Lew Kicks Jackson Off the $20 Bill; To Be Replaced By Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has decided to yank the portrait of former President Andrew Jackson from the $20.00 bill

Harriet Tubman will appear on the front of the, replacing Jackson and becoming the first woman featured on U.S. paper currency in modern times, a Treasury official said, in a design overhaul that will leave Alexander Hamilton on the $10 note.

(via Bloomberg)

Also see:

Andrew Jackson Didn’t Want To Be On Your Central Bank Notes, Anyway

BREAKING A Despicable Decision: Hamilton Will Stay on the $10 Bill; Jackson Will Be Booted From the $20 Bill

11 comments:

  1. Let's hope they use a better picture than the one above.

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  2. I always found it kind of insulting that a great champion against central banking had his face put on a bank note.

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    1. "I always found it kind of insulting that a great champion against central banking had his face put on a bank note."

      That's how the bankers got their revenge, in a sense pissing on Jackson's grave by putting him on a bank note...

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  3. This is a move toward a cashless society, ATMs will soon be a relic.

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  4. LOL, That's a woman's pic.

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  5. Makes no sense. Q: Why a $20,00 bill? WHY NOT CREATE a $25.00 bill? We have nickles, dimes and quarters; Why not with bills? They could put whatever, whoever they wanted to on it, and make it out of any substance they wanted(no tradition), plus they'd only have to print 4 instead of 5 to make $100.00!

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    1. I'm a fan of seashells as currency, personally. Just engrave a stamp of govt approval in it, and we can list prices in cockles, clams, and oysters. Of course the bankers would all trade in conchs.

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  6. Just another race baiting wedge issue to turn up the racial heat in a country on the verge of an economic collapse.

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  7. I would have suggested putting Grace Hopper on the note. At least she has some relevance to the current technological age.

    But - I guess that we need to pander to the Black Lives goons. Tubman's a reasonably good choice.

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