Last week, we reported that Obama’s Secretary of the Treasury had announced that Alexander Hamilton will no longer be the face of the $10 bill. Instead, he will share it with a woman who is yet to be determined, but who will be announced by the end of the year.
Now, the Treasury has announced that they will be seeking input from the public as to who will get the spot on the bill. The final decision will however be made by the Treasury, which is led by Jacob Lew.
“The only criterion under law is that the chosen person must be dead,” the New York Times reported, adding that Lew is looking for a woman “who was a champion for our inclusive democracy.”
There has long been a push to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with the face of a woman. In March, the Woman on 20s organization launched a poll in which people voted for different women to get the position. The choices included Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Clara Barton, and Harriet Tubman, but in the end Tubman managed to win out with 34% of the vote.
“I think it’s poetic justice that the racist Andrew Jackson deserves to spend eternity paired with Harriett Tubman,” commented New York Times reader Amy from Brooklyn. “Then again, it isn’t so fair to Ms. Tubman.
Eleanor Roosevelt came in a close second, with many saying that the former first lady helped to get us through the Great Depression and therefore deserves a spot on our currency. One reader of the New York Times had an interesting response to this:
Replacing Hamilton is dumb.
Replacing Jackson is smart.
Eleanor Roosevelt for the $20!
Many liberals feel that Jackson is the one who deserves to be replaced because of his “racist wars” with Native American tribes. These race baiters will be happy to know that Rosa Parks came in third in this poll.
“Rosa Parks exemplifies the best of the American character far better than does Alexander Hamilton,” one reader said.
Who do you think should get a spot on the $10 bill? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.