They want to put Ronald Reagan on the $50 bill. Your vote?


Patrick McHenry, a Republican congressman from North Carolina has rallied 13 other members of his party to create a bill proposing we put Ronald Reagan on the $50 bill, booting President Ulysses S. Grant.

There they go again! This, as if it needed to be said, is a bad idea. To get onto the U.S. currency, your contributions really ought to be undisputed. Reagan's, to put it diplomatically, are not, particularly in the financial category. This is the man who implemented the much-disputed trickle-down economics, and who installed the beginnings of our present cycle of budget deficits, government spending that taxes couldn't fund, heavy international borrowing, and trade imbalances.