A new face on the $50?March 3, 2010
The North Carolina Republican wants Ronald Reagan to replace Ulysses Grant on the $50 bill.
“Every generation needs its own heroes,” McHenry said in a statement.
“One decade into the 21st century, it’s time to honor the last great president of the 20th and give President Reagan a place beside Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy.”
“President Reagan was a modern-day statesman,” he said, “whose presidency transformed our nation’s political and economic thinking.”
This isn’t the first time a lawmaker has moved to get Reagan’s face on American money. Efforts to have the 40th President of the United States on the $20 bill and the dime both drew criticism and failed.
If it was up to me I’d put Reagan on more than the $50. He’d get space on the $1, $2, $20 $50 and $100, plus a coin. I do think the design of the $50 with Reagan looks pretty cool.