Former presidential candidate and now Donald Trump surrogate Ben Carson isn’t a fan of the U.S. Treasury Department’s plan to replace former President Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. In a way it seems as if he thought we should leave well enough alone.
“I think Andrew Jackson was a tremendous secretary, a tremendous president,” Carson told Neil Cavuto during an appearance Fox Business Network with the decision.
Carson’s rationale for that decision stems from Jackson’s most legendary accomplishment, which was balancing the federal budget. As Carson took his lumps yesterday, I actually agree with him.
Harriet Tubman was one very brave woman who deserves recognition, but she isn’t alone. Others certainly warrant consideration — folks like Rosa Parks, Ronald Reagan, and — yes– Andrew Jackson. Was it necessary to remove a U.S. President? Carson’s idea is a good one. Resurrect the $2 Bill. (No $3 Bill comments, please). The Treasury Department has made a recognition mess out of our coinage. I guess now they are starting in on our paper currency.
Ben Carson, fresh off beating Ted Cruz in a New York House district during Tuesday’s GOP primary, weighed in on the newest face of the $20 bill, Harriet Tubman.
His suggestion: Maybe she should be on a bill that’s worth less?
Carson’s comment came Wednesday on Fox Business Network’s Cavuto Coast to Coast, where he spoke with host Neil Cavuto.
“Well I think Andrew Jackson was a tremendous secretary. I mean a tremendous president,” Carson, a former GOP presidential candidate who now backs Donald Trump, said of the soon-to-be former face of the twenty.
“Andrew Jackson was the last president who actually balanced the federal budget, where we had no national debt,” Carson said. “In honor of that, we kick him off of the money.”
“Are you anti-Harriet Tubman?” Cavuto asked, presumably meaning anti-putting-Tubman-on-the-$20-bill and not anti-Tubman, just, in general.
“No, I love Harriet Tubman,” said Carson. “I love what she did. But we can find another way to honor her. Maybe a $2 bill.”
The $2 bill was last issued in 2003.
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Now they take away a president, Andrew Jackson, and replace him with someone else
Will this be a one-time stunt, or is this the beginning of a trend? In this administration, we should be glad they didn’t choose Osama Bin Laden or some Hollywood film star.
The Democrats hate White men and want to get rid of all the White men, including portraits of White men on dollar bills. Andrew Jackson is the first White man getting tossed, and more will come, as long as we vote in a Democrat into the White House.
One day soon, even the portrait of George Washington will be gone from the dollar bill, and will be replaced by, who knows, Barack Hussein Obama. Too much “social justice” behind these kinds of changes. The money has traditionally been the realm of remembering presidents. As Carson eloquently stated, we can find another way to honor Harriet Tubman’s immense contributions.
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