posted on Jun, 8 2004 @ 11:48 AM
Conservatives will push for image of 40th president to grace $10 bill, $20 bill or dime.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Ronald Reagan's face could one day adorn the $10 bill or half the dimes minted in the country, if fans of the late president
get their way.
USA Today reported Tuesday that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to sponsor legislation in the Senate to have Reagan's image replace that of
Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first treasury secretary, on the $10 bill.
Meanwhile, an effort is underway in the House of Representatives, led by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), to put Reagan's face on the $20.
A change would require majority votes in both houses of Congress. In the Republican-dominated House of Representatives, passage of a bill seems
achievable, according to Washington sources. In the Senate, however, cloture rules would allow the Democratic minority to block any legislation.
Proponents of Reaganized money, however, are proposing an alternative to paper: coins. Unlike decisions about notes, coinage can be changed at the
discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury.
So, is former President Reagan worthy of this ? In my opinion, yes.
He was a good president and it's time for a change on the current currency of the U.S. Let's get some "fresh" faces of more recent leaders who
have helped this country.