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  • President Grant - No Change

    44 34.65%
  • President Reagan - Best 20th Century President

    23 18.11%
  • President Carter

    2 1.57%
  • President F Roosevelt (FDR)

    20 15.75%
  • President Wilson

    0 0%
  • General Patton

    5 3.94%
  • President Eisenhower

    13 10.24%
  • President Kennedy

    3 2.36%
  • Grant Williams, The Incredible Shrinking Man

    3 2.36%
  • Gumby

    14 11.02%
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    Re: Who Should Be on the Fifty Dollar Bill?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I don't know man, Reagan and FDR were political polar opposites, you'll have to explain that one further.
    Reagan publicly gave support of FDR. To a lot of so-called moderates, that was the sign that the GOP was no longer fighting the New Deal, and that was seen as a good thing.
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    Re: Who Should Be on the Fifty Dollar Bill?

    Clearly Gumby is the best choice.
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    Re: Who Should Be on the Fifty Dollar Bill?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Reagan publicly gave support of FDR. To a lot of so-called moderates, that was the sign that the GOP was no longer fighting the New Deal, and that was seen as a good thing.
    Gotcha. I don't remember that and I am a huge fan of the late Mr. Reagan, I'm going to have to check back to get the full context on it.

    edit- Of course Reagan supported FDR, he was liberal in that time, but changed course and even showed remorse for his earlier worldview. That changes the entire point levvied in this discussion, and it is frankly dishonest.
    Last edited by LaMidRighter; 03-04-10 at 04:33 AM.
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    Re: Who Should Be on the Fifty Dollar Bill?

    Oh and Fiddy, I don't mean you as being dishonest, only that it is disengenous by those that would use a person's youth worldview as an arguing point to support their side in an overall career body.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Who Should Be on the Fifty Dollar Bill?

    i think it should be 50 pelicans
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    Re: Who Should Be on the Fifty Dollar Bill?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I don't know man, Reagan and FDR were political polar opposites, you'll have to explain that one further.
    I am trying to find the Time Magazine article I read this in, but when the Republicans had a movement for replacing FDR with Reagan on the dime, Nancy Reagan pointed out that FDR was Reagan's political hero. This notion that you have to agree with all the policies of a president to recognize that they were a great president is a new one and reflects the extreme partisanship today. Reagan, like most anyone 20 years ago, and like the majority of historians, recognized FDR as one our greatest presidents if not our greatest president. That doesn't mean they agree with everything FDR did, but they recognize that had it not been for FDR, we may have not survived as a nation.

    I don't agree with everything Reagan did, but its obvious that history will judge him as being a great president.
    Last edited by SouthernDemocrat; 03-04-10 at 09:12 AM.
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    Re: Who Should Be on the Fifty Dollar Bill?

    I think this whole debate is stupid and see no reason why we should limit the images on coins or paper money to presidents. Why not have other influential people, such as MLK or Jimi Hendrix, or have scenes from great moments in history, or even national monuments.

    But ultimately, its just money, so I don't care if there is a picture of ALF or Ron Jeremy's boner on it, it still will buy me stuff. And I will probably see it only once every 6 to 9 months, because we all use bank cards these days anyway.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 03-04-10 at 09:23 AM.

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    Re: Who Should Be on the Fifty Dollar Bill?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Gotcha. I don't remember that and I am a huge fan of the late Mr. Reagan, I'm going to have to check back to get the full context on it.

    edit- Of course Reagan supported FDR, he was liberal in that time, but changed course and even showed remorse for his earlier worldview. That changes the entire point levvied in this discussion, and it is frankly dishonest.
    Well, not necessarily. If I could remember correctly, he still kept a large portion of the New Deal ideology, but felt that the Great Society was quite a bit different, and also not worthy of support.

    And, no problem. I didn't think you were thinking of me.
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    Re: Who Should Be on the Fifty Dollar Bill?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I think Grant is just fine, but Patton would be awesome...like, really awesome.

    Patton should be on the hundred zilllion FU dollar bill!

    It bugs when we change our currency. I loved Reagan as a leader. But...you know...rename a city...an airport...I think thats fine.

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    Re: Who Should Be on the Fifty Dollar Bill?

    I don't know what the cost would be to retool not only our money printing machinery, but to also retool all the other money machines out there (vending machines, ATMs, gas station pay-point machines, slot machines, public transit ticket machines, etc.) to be able to read the new currency images, but I imagine it would be considerable.

    Seems to me we have a zillion more important things to spend our time, money, and effort on, than dicking around with the pictures on our currency.

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