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What's your opinion of proposal for Reagan's portrait on $50 bill?

Asked by njnyjobs (7577points) March 3rd, 2010

Without stating the name, do you know which dead president’s portrait is on the $50 bill now?, , ,

Does Reagan “fit the bill”?

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Captain_Fantasy's avatar

Grant is already on it.
Let him get his own bill.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I’m all for it.

dpworkin's avatar

A $50 is too large a bill to wipe one’s ass with. Can’t we put Reagan on the One?

cockswain's avatar

Preposterous. I’d be down with Franklin Roosevelt though.

Bluefreedom's avatar

No one fits the bill. They should leave the money exactly the way it is now. Why try to fix something that isn’t broken???

njnyjobs's avatar

@Captain_Fantasy I guess you’re a speed reader, just glancing at questions and foregoing details…

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

I’m a spoiler like that.
U.S. Grant seemed like a secondary focus of this question to the fawning praise of Reagan who doesn’t deserve the accolades he gets.

filmfann's avatar

Yes, I already knew who was on the 50.
Reagan doesn’t deserve it. I really don’t understand this Cult of Reagan stuff. He wasn’t that great a president, and he gets credit for things he had no control over (the fall of the Soviet Union), and doesn’t get hung with the obvious mistakes of his presidency (Iran/Contra).

Violet's avatar

@Bluefreedom ah, that’s what I was going to say. : )

Bluefreedom's avatar

@Violet. Great minds think alike. =)

phoenyx's avatar

I think Grant was an awful president who doesn’t deserve to be on the $50. I’d prefer… I dunno, John Adams or Theodore Roosevelt.

filmfann's avatar

Grant was a terrible president, but a full on success when it came to the Civil War.
Franklin is on the $100, and Alexander Hamilton is on the $2 bill, and they weren’t Presidents, so why not give the $50 to MLK, or John Glenn (once he passes), or Bobbie Kennedy?

jaytkay's avatar

@phoenyx Grant isn’t on the $50 for his presidential performance

I’d put TR on the $20. TR was teh bomb.

VohuManah's avatar

I say we put him on the nation’s maroon jel pens.
Because of all the red ink

phoenyx's avatar

(I also think Grant was a sub par general who happened to be on the winning side.)

gorillapaws's avatar

@filmfann Thomas Jefferson is on the $2 bill… and he most certainly WAS a president.

filmfann's avatar

Oops, sorry. Hamilton is on the $10

hiphiphopflipflapflop's avatar

Save it for when we get into hyperinflation. A 1 billion dollar note with Ronnie followed by a 1 trillion dollar note with Dubya would most befit their legacies.

JLeslie's avatar

No. This is crazy. I am already really pissed off they changed our Capitol airport from Washington National to Reagan National, that is a disgrace to me. It has nothing to do with what I think of Reagan as a president. They, those fighting for the change, had the chutzpah to say at the time that the airport is not names after Pres. Washington, but after the city. F!$k them.

Zaku's avatar

I find the suggestion highly offensive. For me, Reagan is the president who proved that the president doesn’t run the country, and is mainly a figurehead for the highly gullible. That people now think he’s some great leader of the nation is just another shameful idiocy.

Nullo's avatar

The $50 is perfectly fine with Grant on it. Put Ronnie on the $10. It’s not like Hamilton did anything especially noteworthy * ba-dum-psh! * ~

Those guys at the mint need a hobby.

davidbetterman's avatar

Reagan belongs on the three dollar bill…

davidbetterman's avatar

@Nullo They can put Reagan on the reverse of Clinton.
They can put him on holding his famous co-star, Bonzo the monkey.

mattbrowne's avatar

Reagan ripped off the solar panels that Jimmy Carter had put on the White House. He also took advice from his wife’s astrologer. This pretty much disqualifies him.

CaptainHarley's avatar

@filmfann

You’re so biased, even Nancy Pelosi thinks you’re biased! : P

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Put Bonzo on the $1000 bill. We’ll be needing that soon for small change.

phoenyx's avatar

@Nullo
Wha? Alexander Hamilton didn’t do anything noteworthy? You may be joking, but I have to come to his defense. I think he was a necessary counter to Thomas Jefferson. Also, I think preventing Aaron Burr from becoming our third president is enough to earn him a place on some currency.

UScitizen's avatar

RR would be more deserving, and a better choice than US Grant.

Rufus_T_Firefly's avatar

I’m positive that we can come up with someone a thousand times more deserving than Reagan. If not, Grant is already doing a fine job.

Rufus_T_Firefly's avatar

@dpworkin – Couldn’t we just put Reagan on the penny and then phase it out altogether?

dpworkin's avatar

You’re kidding, right, @Rufus_T_Firefly ? Who would wipe his or her ass with a penny?

Nullo's avatar

Let’s institute the two-cent penny-oid.

Rufus_T_Firefly's avatar

When Ronald Reagan took office the deficit was $94 billion, and federal debt was $930 billion, in two years he increased the deficit to $208 billion, and by 1988 the deficit was $2.6 trillion. Ronald Reagan’s tax cut and spend policies dug the United States a hole that it may never climb out of.

So, in order to properly honor the Ahlzeimers-addled conservative demigod, we should put Reagan’s visage where it can truly be appreciated.

On food stamps

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