"President Reagan was a modern day statesman, whose presidency transformed our nation's political and economic thinking," McHenry said in a statement. "Through both his domestic and international policies he renewed America's self confidence, defeated the Soviets and taught us that each generation must provide opportunity for the next."
And, in the spirit of that convincing argument, and the accidental choice of the fifty ("McHenry says it's only logical for Reagan to replace Grant on the $50 bill because several historians have ranked Reagan as a much better president than Grant. McHenry specifically cites a 2005 Wall Street Journal survey of scholars who placed Reagan at No. 6 and Grant at No. 29.") I'm hoping to get in early on the design competition:
I've got a few other ideas, just in case that one doesn't meet with the same universal acclaim the Reagan Presidency has received from serious scholars:
1) Put him on a cardboard cutout of the fifty.
2) Create a $65.07 bill, since that's what it took to buy $50 worth of stuff once he was finished.
3) Create a bill that's 3.8 times larger than the present bill, since that's what he did to the Federal deficit. Insist you're making the bill smaller, while you do so. Gee I love nostalgia.
4) Announce that the fifty is now worth $70 when the bearer's personal wealth is in the top 1% .
5) Put Reagan on the fifty, but eliminate the Bureau of Engraving and Printing before you make any.
6) Just fucking announce that is Reagan on the fifty. Th' fuck does reality have to do with it?
7) Dye the damn thing orange.