Reporting from Washington - Ronald Reagan is honored by, among other things, an airport, a freeway, an aircraft carrier and -- ironically for a critic of big government -- one of the biggest federal buildings in Washington.
A 'critic of big government' who made it bigger. Sounds about right for the Repug hypocrite who started the country's slide.
Now, some of the late president's admirers are launching a new effort to add another honor: printing his likeness on a $50 bill in place of Ulysses S. Grant's.
But at least one Democrat who serves on the House Financial Services Committee, where the proposal has been sent, isn't ready to jettison Grant for "someone whose policies are still controversial."
"Our currency ought to be something that unites us," said Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks).
I went to school and worked in Sherman Oaks. Good on ya, Brad!
I like $50 bills. I carry them when I travel because they're 2/3 thinner in my wallet than the equivalent in $20s and $10s and easier to change than Benjies. If they put that asshole Reagan's face on them, I will still carry them, and I will wipe my ass with them at the point of purchase so the merchant's cash register will smell like a Repug and remind all of the deep doodoo that sonofabitch got us into.
On the flip side, why not put his face on them? The money ain't worth shit these days anyway. Might as well put his shit face on it. Fuck it, cut to the chase. Reagan started us swirling the drain and Bush damn near finished it, so go all the way and put the Chimp's face on it.