Reagan passing sparks dime and bill push

by on June 8th, 2004

Even though it’s been a while in the making, proposals concerning getting Ronald Reagan’s mug on United States currency have resurfaced following the former president’s passing over the weekend.

One suggestion, proposed by Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, would replace Alexander Hamilton with Reagan on the $10 bill. Another proposal by Mark Souder of Indiana suggests replacing FDR with Reagan on the dime.

But as the Guardian reported today, Democrats aren’t going to let FDR disappear that easily:

Replacing FDR would not happen without a battle. Last November, on the same day Souder introduced his Reagan dime bill “in honor of his work in restoring American greatness and bringing freedom to captive nations around the world,” Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., proposed a resolution affirming support of the FDR dime. More than half the House Democrats joined him as co-sponsors.

Let the bickering begin. And may the best backers win.

Etalkinghead Staff