Reagan to replace FDR on dime?? *POLL INCLUDED*

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Mark Souder wants to put former President Ronald Reagan in everyone's pocket.

The Indiana Republican is drumming up support in Congress for a bill to replace Franklin D. Roosevelt's profile on the dime with Reagan's.

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Jeez! How quickly we forget what our greatest presidents have done! First of all, why not wait until Reagan has passed on before we immortalize him on a coin? And second, why take FDR off the dime? He got our country through the Great Depression. Reagan was a great president, but I personally feel that a new coin should be minted if we're going to put him on one...don't take some other president's face off of one!
 

NFS4

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Souder said it's particularly fitting to honor Reagan on the dime because "Reagan was wounded . . . by a bullet that had ricocheted and flattened to the size of a dime," he wrote his colleagues.

What a friggin' loser!!!:|:|
 

Fausto

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Hmmm.....replace the man who brought the country out of the great depression with man who increased our national debt by one order of magnitude. Sounds like a fscking great idea.
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McCarthy

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Give him the nickle.

I'm not a Jefferson fan. Heck, why not make one coin change from year to year? Treasury/Mint/Whoever has no problem messing with the quarter so why not have a rotating cast on the nickle?
 

GalvanizedYankee

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FDR should stay on the dime.

It was an old time comic, Eddy Canter that promoted putting FDR on the dime.
FDR had polio and Canter was a supporter of the March of Dimes, a fund raising effort
for polio research.............:sun:
 

gistech1978

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leave it.
whats next?
the mississippi river will now be known as the mississippi reagan.
put reagan on mt rushmore?
 

Gyrene

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Originally posted by: jumpr
Jeez! How quickly we forget what our greatest presidents have done! First of all, why not wait until Reagan has passed on before we immortalize him on a coin? And second, why take FDR off the dime? He got our country through the Great Depression. Reagan was a great president, but I personally feel that a new coin should be minted if we're going to put him on one...don't take some other president's face off of one!

Eh, actually WWII got us through the Great Depression, but that's a debate for another time. Leave FDR on the dime, wait for Reagan to die before considering him for a coin, then make a new coin for him.
 

0roo0roo

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Sep 21, 2002
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ugh lets see

fdr = gets us through ww2
reagan = negotiates with terrorists, after suicide bomber terrorist kills hundreds of troops he retreats etc etc etc

 

Miramonti

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NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER

Arms for hostages, and hey, lets give money to terrorists!
 

Originally posted by: dtyn
Originally posted by: jumpr
Jeez! How quickly we forget what our greatest presidents have done! First of all, why not wait until Reagan has passed on before we immortalize him on a coin? And second, why take FDR off the dime? He got our country through the Great Depression. Reagan was a great president, but I personally feel that a new coin should be minted if we're going to put him on one...don't take some other president's face off of one!

Eh, actually WWII got us through the Great Depression, but that's a debate for another time. Leave FDR on the dime, wait for Reagan to die before considering him for a coin, then make a new coin for him.
You're right, that is a debate for another time, but haven't you ever heard of programs like Civilian Conservation Corps, TVA, Civil Works Administration, Works Progress Administration, and others? Without FDR's initiative in creating such public works programs, we likely would have had a much harder time in the depression.
 

lukatmyshu

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More importantly Reagan is too controversial to put on the dime .... half the people love, half the people hate him. You need a president who is (at least presently) either universally loved, and historical enough so that they are remembered in 50 years. I personally think that William Henry Harrison should be on the 85cent coin.
 

Kenazo

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Reagen didn't really do anything to warrant him being on a coin, besides being the oldest president... He spent billions on nuclear weapons that were never used, plummeted the US deeper into debt, neitehr of which need to be remembered with a coin, however, Perhaps when the dollar bill is replaced by a coin (unless they did that already), they could put him on it. We in canada have our loonie, then you will too. (not an alzheimer joke, rather commenting on his crazy arm race spending)