Politics Success of ‘Hamilton’ May Have Saved Hamilton on the $10 Bill

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  1. Tim

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    Success of ‘Hamilton’ May Have Saved Hamilton on the $10 Bill

    WASHINGTON — For more than 100 years, women have waited for a portrait of someone of their sex at the center of a paper note, a wait that appeared to be ending when Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced 10 months ago that he would choose a woman for a new $10 bill in development.

    Front runners to possibly be featured on the bill include abolitionist hero Harriet Tubman, suffragist Susan B. Anthony, civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt, reformist first lady.

    Unfortunately, the fame of a striving immigrant from the West Indies named Alexander Hamilton achieved unlikely heights in the lights on Broadway more than 200 years after his untimely death. The first Treasury secretary, in the 18th century, Hamilton became a 21st-century rap-musical phenomenon, and a small coterie of history-minded Hamiltonians swelled by millions to include not just well-heeled adults shelling out up to thousands of dollars a ticket but teenagers rapping Hamilton’s life story at the dinner table.

    Now Mr. Lew is leaning toward keeping Hamilton at the center of the $10 note and placing a vignette of female historical figures on the flip side.

    The Treasury secretary’s decision has angered some of the women who have awaited it most intently, an online group called Women on 20s. On Friday, its leaders issued a news release excoriating Mr. Lew.

    “Women on 20s considers it deeply disturbing that Secretary Lew would renege on his public commitment to prominently feature a single woman on the next new bill.”

    “With this decision, Secretary Lew is proving, once again, that in America it’s still a man’s world,” they added. “It was a chorus of mostly men who implored him to keep Hamilton on the $10, and he listened.”

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    money is gonna be irrelevant in weeks, a dude on alex jones said so the other day...some lawyer guy too so yeah
     
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    Can't they just make a $200 bill to get them to shut the fuck up?
     
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    I don't understand what I just read there. I must be getting old.
     
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    joe361 Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Time to kick Old Hickory to the curb.
     
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    Why does there have to be just one template? Can't they make multiple versions of the $10 bill? Or $20 or any denomination?
    They made 50 different quarters and all those are legal tender.
     
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    Oh, FFS, get over it already. We have bigger fish to fry.

    If our country had been created by the Founding Mothers, then you might have a valid point. :D
     
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    Why would the want to kick the guy that created the concept of a national bank off currency? Seems odd to me. Why not get rid of Andrew Jackson? His legacy was marred by the Trail of Tears.
     
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    that Hamilton rap play is so fucken ponderous and bad. who the hell can watch it?
     
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    GLguygardner "I break bread, ribs, hundred dollar bills..."

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    I don't get it either. It looks and sounds awful
     
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    You'll need to take it out of your ass first, faggot.