Thursday, June 18, 2015

I'm Fine with a Woman Being on a Bill, but Taking Hamilton Off of the $10 is an AWFUL Decision

NY PostAlexander Hamilton, a Founding Father of the nation (and THE founding father of The Post), has good reason to cry — he’s being booted from the $10 bill and replaced by a woman.
Despite recent talk of removing President Andrew Jackson from the $20 in favor a woman, the Treasury Department said Wednesday it will instead make Hamilton’s head the first on the currency chopping block.
Treasury officials would not say why they decided to dump Hamilton — who was the nation’s first Treasury secretary — claiming only that the decision was made as part of a review of currency security features.
Just which woman will wind up gracing the sawbuck will be decided later this year, after officials take input from citizens online and at local discussions.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew hailed the move.
“America’s currency is a way for our nation to make a statement about who we are and what we stand for,” he said.
But not everyone is enthusiastic about ditching the man who essentially created the US financial system (and who established The Post in 1801).
A Twitter hashtag #savehamilton was started to defend the famous New Yorker.
“Hamilton founded the damn U.S. Mint and this is how they repay him? Jackson didn’t even like the idea of paper money. #SaveHamilton,” tweeted Hannah Thobrun.
“You would not even have a national currency without the efforts of the truly brilliant Alexander Hamilton,” tweeted Craig Marr.
The decision to put a woman on a bill was made in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.
The announcement comes a month after a grassroots campaign was launched to remove Jackson — a slave owner infamous for the forced relocation of the Cherokee tribe — from the $20 bill and replace him with a woman.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) even sponsored a bill to boot Jackson. But Wednesday night, she said she was also happy to dump Hamilton.
“While it may not be the $20 bill, make no mistake, this is a historic announcement,” Shaheen said. “Young girls across this country will soon be able to see an inspiring woman on the $10 bill.”
Lew asked Americans to take to social media and use the hashtag #TheNew10 to contribute ideas about whose face should grace the bill.
As a consolation, Hamilton — mortally wounded in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr in 1804 — will appear somewhere else on the bill. The new location has not been decided.

Bullshit. I'm not even mad that a woman will get put on a bill. Although I really have no clue who they'll put on it. But I'll get to that later. For now let me focus on the important shit, which is that Alexander Hamilton is getting kicked off the $10. Yeah they say they'll put him somewhere else on it, but that's fucking lame. I mean the guy was the first Secretary of Treasury, was a founding father, founded the first national bank, pretty much created the country's entire financial system, and you're gonna take his face off the $10 bill?! I thought this whole "woman on a bill" was gonna kick Jackson off the $20. Jackson didn't really do anything important. Just sent Indians to Oklahoma, and hated paper currency. Makes no sense to have him on the $20. However, it also makes no sense to have a woman on the $20. The $20 is the most used and most convenient bill. A woman doesn't deserve that bill. The $10 is a good place for a woman. Put Hamilton on the $20 and put a woman on the $10. Jackson can go fuck himself.
Now I still don't know who the fuck they'll put on the bill. Rosa Parks? Susan B. Anthony? Harriet Tubman? Eleanor Roosevelt? Screw that. Still plenty of men that deserve a bill over those ladies. Teddy Roosevelt, MLK, any of the war generals from WWII are all better than those women. Like I said, I'm fine with a woman being on a bill, I just seriously have no clue who they'll put on it. Pretty confusing to be honest. My vote is Taylor Swift. Not sure if any woman has done more for America than Tay. Gimme T-Swift on the $10 and Hamilton on the $20. Only way this thing should go.

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