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4/22: Making Change with the 50 Dollar Bill


4/22: Making Change with the 50 Dollar Bill

A Republican congressman from North Carolina has proposed legislation that would replace the image of President Ulysses S. Grant on the fifty dollar bill with that of President Ronald Reagan. Do Americans want this change to occur?

Ulysses S. Grant and Ronald Reagan

Ulysses S. Grant and Ronald Reagan

Most do not.  79% think this suggestion is a bad idea while 12% say it’s a good one.  9% are unsure.

Reagan is the modern day hero of many Republicans, but even more than seven in ten members of the nation’s GOP — 71% — believe the switch is a bad idea.  83% of Democrats and 79% of independents agree.

Table: Reagan on the Fifty Dollar Bill

Marist Poll Methodology



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  1. bankruptcy

    October 28, 2010 at 3:46 AM

    I dont think so. I think they would not allow it of course.

  2. izle

    October 8, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    very nice,thank you

  3. Bob Funke

    May 18, 2010 at 8:44 AM

    This is a joke. Put RR on an IOU, his policies started a huge decline, and bush shoved us over the fiscal precipice. gw bush, being the worst president in history, with Reagan not far behind, even the thought of placing him on currency is repulsive. While we’re at it, take Reagan’s name off of everything it’s attached to now, except the huge deficit he left the nation. The very idea of this is pathetic.

  4. David

    April 28, 2010 at 4:53 PM

    People, people, people. The point should not be whether Reagan was a good President.
    1. Half the country will always love him and half the country will always hate him. Debating it is futile.
    2. Don’t congressmen have better things to be doing with their time right now?
    3. Why through Ulysses S. Grant under the bus?
    People should just forget about the whole thing.

    p.s. whoever suggested FDR for the 20, that is absurd.
    Also, the comparison of Reagan to a 3 dollar bill shouldn’t make sense by your logic when George Washington has the 1.

  5. Bob

    April 24, 2010 at 7:17 AM

    Not to repeat what everyone has said about Reagan, who, despite recent revisionism, was a truly awful president, but Grant should definitely remain on the 50 for his role in defeating treason. Most of the contemporaneous criticism of his presidency came from sore losers still bitter that they had lost their effort to preserve slavery by force.

  6. Dark-Star

    April 23, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    At least we have some sense about who we idolize on our greenbacks!

  7. Woody McBreairty

    April 23, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    Reagan definitely should not be put on any money. He was the beginning of the fall of the American middle class, fired union workerrs, cut taxes for the wealthy, supported the criminals on his staff, and started his stupid litle trickle down theory which the elitist Republicans are trying to pull on the America people even today. NO! NO! NO!

  8. Voyager

    April 23, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    Well, Grant did big things too. He’s a significant part of the reason that the Union won the civil war. It also just seems to me to be to soon to put Regan on a bill. Currency is reserved for long dead figures. I know they put Kennedy on the 50c piece, but that ended up sucking up the supply of half-dollars for use as mementos and dropped it from our in use currency.

    And frankly, I think Regan’d be happier with a carrier, anyways.

  9. twolaneflash

    April 23, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    U.S.Grant should be on all the American currency. A man who torched half the country is an apt symbol for a government that is burning through money like Satan does brimstone. Only difference is U.S.Grant did it to save The Republic.

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  11. Scott

    April 23, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    If we were to replace Grant, then TR, Ike, Truman, or Madison would be better choices than Reagan. It would be appropriate though to put Reagan’s picture on treasury bills since the national debt skyrocketed under Reagan.

  12. Jeff

    April 23, 2010 at 3:52 AM

    Just goes to show what our elected officials actually do with their time. This moron is out of his mind. Ronald Reagan was one of the worst Presidents this country has had. He had totally lost his mind by his second term. People should ask what he did to the veterans of this country. Look into his background and you will see what kind of bozo he was. His time in the service neer paralelled that of GW Bush. He did propaganda movies for the war effort. When he wasn’t doing that his job was working at the base golf course handing out golf balls. He was the worst Govorner California ever had. Nancy Reagan felt the Governors Mansion wasn’t fit for them to live in. Face it. Reagan was just another eight years this country had to endure of a fool. He nearly ruined the economy while in office. So basically speaking his portrait might be appropriate on a three dollar bill.

  13. Lynne

    April 23, 2010 at 12:19 AM

    Forgot to mention that I think FDR should be on the $20 bill. What he accomplished was incredible.

  14. Lynne

    April 23, 2010 at 12:17 AM

    I do not think that President Grant should be on any currency. He wouldn’t be on the $50 bill if not for the Civil War. President Reagan should be on the bill. I also think that President Andrew Jackson should be on the $20 bill. He helped commit the worst genocide in American history by what he did to the Native American people. I won’t even use a $20 bill!

  15. Nick Faba

    April 22, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    To joe who wrote,

    Strange. Without Reagan we wouldn’t even have currency after what Carter did to our country. Reagan saved America.

    Or homelessness, or the beginning of our debtor nation status, or our deficits, or Iran-Contra, or banking collapse, or arrogance – or Reaganomics, leading to war, or the so-called war on drugs….etc. REagan was the beginning of the end!

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  20. Joe

    April 22, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    Strange. Without Reagan we wouldn’t even have currency after what Carter did to our country. Reagan saved America.

  21. Bart

    April 22, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Thank goodness. Why would I want a president who pardoned 12 million illegal aliens to be remembered on the $50 bill?

    That action led to 20 million more who followed.

    The Republicans won’t do anything about the scourge of the land because they want the “so called” cheap labor which is not totally true anymore. The Democrats want the votes.

    So neither has spoken up about defending our soverignty and never will.

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