Comments: Reagan on the $10? (Or the $20?) It could happen...

Yep. The 10 is a good idea -- but PLEASE not that photo!! ;)

Posted by Indigo at June 8, 2004 11:41 AM

While the heart may be in the right place, I think everyone should yield respectfully to Nancy Bush in matters like this. She's already expressed her discomfort over the dime idea.

Posted by Lola at June 8, 2004 01:34 PM

i think without a shadow of a doubt put him on the 20 dollar bill. andrew jackson was the sorry son-of-a-bitch that was in charge of the trail of tears, the removal of the cherokees, choctaws, chickasaws, creeks, and seminoles from their native homes in the southeast to oklahoma, thousands of people dying in that stupid move. reagan may not have been perfect, but he got the berlin wall torn down and led to the demise of communism in russia and eastern europe. who would you rather have as a face on your 20 dollar bill? a genocidal asshole like andrew jackson or someone that saw millions of people liberated from oppressive governments?

Posted by cherokee at June 9, 2004 10:28 PM

Reagan was a good speaker...as far as memorizing lines go. If only the current president could be half as good at pleasing his handlers. Reagan was a B-movie actor who was lucky that the political climate was in shambles in the 1980s. This is the guy who promised Iran missles if they would wait to release the hostages when he was elected...you may remember the split-screen action of his inauguration and the hostages being set free. Reagan did what he set out to do and that was to make the rich richer and make the deficits larger (trickle-down economics hell). He also took a lot of credit for ending the cold war..which he did do some good..however the war on terror should have started under his administration instead of pulling out us out of Lebanon and not retaliating for the strikes on our marine bases. Iran-Contra was as much grounds for impeachment as was a BJ.

Posted by Irancontra at June 10, 2004 03:18 PM

I love the idea of Reagan on the $10 bill. He was a great man and one of America's best leader!! He is a role model that young Americans should follow!!!! Honor him!!!!

Posted by Steve Wallace at June 10, 2004 05:55 PM

I don't know a lot about politics, but as a collector of coins and currency I think the concept of somehow implementing Reagan's portrait into our currency is a great Idea. I think the dime idea is good, because we'd have the oppurtunity to use a new coin design honoring the former president, while still maintaining the classic Roosevelt portrait.
But overall I think the paper currency idea is the bravest and most exciting concept.

Posted by Jacob Goering at June 11, 2004 12:06 AM

Why not create a $5, $10 or $20 dollar gold coin to commemerate President Reagan instead of changing the current currency?

Posted by Michael Morris at June 11, 2004 08:32 AM

Because Franklin Mint has already done that. Probably at least twice by now.

It's high time to put the man's likeness on coinage people will actually use.

Posted by McGehee at June 12, 2004 05:06 PM

In response to irancontra's statement; Yea Reagan promised Iram Missles, but they were to be fired AT them if they didn't release the hostages by the time he took office. This is why the hostages were released, and this the flaw in Carter's "soft diplomatic" gestures... you have to stand tough against terrorist.

Posted by Dennis at October 5, 2004 04:43 PM

In response to irancontra's statement; Yea Reagan promised Iram Missles, but they were to be fired AT them if they didn't release the hostages by the time he took office. This is why the hostages were released, and this the flaw in Carter's "soft diplomatic" gestures... you have to stand tough against terrorists.

Posted by Dennis at October 5, 2004 04:45 PM

I can't believe that some people want to change the picture on the Ten Dollar Bill. Why would we replace a picture of the man who designed this nation's economy with a picture of the man who has ruined it?

Now, as for the Twenty Dollar Bill, Jackson needs to go, but Reagan was almost as bad as Andrew Jackson was.

Posted by Michael Kossin at November 11, 2004 07:14 PM

DONT REMOVE OUR FOUNDING FATHERS!!!!!

Posted by BJ at January 16, 2005 07:51 PM

NOOOOOO! Alexander Hamilton was truly a great first secratary of treaury and helped our tiny country get out of a huge debt. He was also a very useful soldier in the american revoultion. Plus it is likely that he wrote 51 essays for the federalist. He helped our nation Oh so much, why remove him from he started?

Posted by Carla at May 3, 2005 04:51 PM
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