A story that bubbles up every few months is back. Who gets fired from their place on US currency? Who gets tossed off the Paper Money Island of Immortality? It is kind of a cool thing to be on cash. Remember that this whole thing started when a little girl named Sofia wrote to President Obama in 2014, asking him why there were no girls on our money. Trump’s right…. we can’t do anything anymore, and Sofia’s now 11 and fed up with the diddledaddling. More here: Girl Who Asked Obama to Put Women on Banknotes Opposes Delay
Alexander Hamilton first looked like the most-likely to lose his place… on the $10. The reason given was that the $10 supposedly was at the front of the line for a makeover, like your nasty, old bathroom. Tonight at 9:00 on CNBC…. The Currency Brothers, annoying twins who show up and in 26 minutes redo your paper money, at no cost to you. In the succeeding two years since
Sofia started this trouble, Alexander broke through on Broadway as a Big Hit. I randomly checked and found that even a few months out it would cost you way more than 50 current Alexander Hamiltons to buy one of the worst seats at the Richard Rodgers Theater.
It was suggested that Andrew Jackson get tossed from the $20, what with his slave and Trail of Tears pedigree along with this rampant political correctness crap going around. But since we’re now in an election year, the whole thing gets more controversial as the days wear on. Better to let the next Treasury Secretary handle this hot potato, as the current one, Jack Lew, appears to be punting on the issue. Somewhere, somebody will find someone on C-SPAN in 1989 invoking the paper money equivalent of the fake, not-really-a-rule Biden Rule that said no Supreme Court nominations shall be made or acted upon in a president’s 4th or 8th year.
My totally reliable sources sent me this in association with the story:
When asked about the changes in the faces on the $10 and $20, the presidential candidates reacted quickly. Ted Cruz predictably said Ronald Reagan should be on all denominations, Trump said, “Trump,” and Kasich said, “everybody calm down, make it a woman like my wonderful mother… oh, say Betty Crocker.” Bernie Sanders said “Fidel should be on the $20, and my favorite Marx Brother, Karl, should get the $10.” Did I mention we have a corrupt campaign finance system?” Hillary said, “leave Hamilton alone on the $10, find a suitable LGBT person for the $20, and let’s kick Philanderer Franklin off the $100 and put that Goldman Sachs guy on there. And no, I can’t tell you why.”