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Obama officials concede role in slow
$20 Harriet Tubman bill rollout: report

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 7/16/2019 4:23:15 AM

After Democrat lawmakers and commentators spent months hammering the Trump administration for supposedly delaying the release of a $20 bill featuring abolitionist Harriet Tubman, several officials appointed by President Barack Obama have reportedly admitted that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has followed the Obama timeline for producing the new currency. The Obama administration said 2016 that it wanted to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill and replace him with Tubman, who helped free slaves through the Underground Railroad, and that the bills would be ready in 2020. But a current "high-ranking government official" appointed by Obama, as well as a former official, confirmed to The Washington Post

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher 7/16/2019 5:23:57 AM (No. 124965)
I'm sorry but she makes for a very sad looking twenty.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: franq 7/16/2019 5:59:22 AM (No. 124973)
Let's just go with Scrooge McDuck.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: F15 Gork 7/16/2019 6:48:19 AM (No. 125004)
Could I have two tens or four fives for this monopoly $20?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: frew 7/16/2019 7:02:59 AM (No. 125012)
The idea that Trump was delaying the Tubman twenty was false. And then there followed tons of commentary and accusations of racism based on that fake news. It's the standard operating procedure of the news media these days.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: scottj 7/16/2019 7:32:24 AM (No. 125041)
Harriet Tubman would have hated the democrats. They were the ones fighting to keep slavery.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: hoosierblue 7/16/2019 8:01:29 AM (No. 125065)
I hate it when people screw with things that DON'T need fixing. Leave the Twenty alone.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: little guy 7/16/2019 8:20:30 AM (No. 125091)
She may have done very good things but this is just political correctness run-a-muck. Sorry, she just doesn't deserve to be on our currency when Madison, Monroe, Reagan, Clara Barton, Teddy Roosevelt, Generals Pershing and Omar Bradley (to name just a few!) haven't yet been so honored. Put her on the revolving 25 cent piece reverse along with all the other politically correct choices. Replacing Jackson would be wrong.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Strike3 7/16/2019 8:31:13 AM (No. 125111)
Dang, then they would have to start making wallets with two bill compartments so we could segregate out the twenties and maintain our racism.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bigfatslob 7/16/2019 8:41:28 AM (No. 125131)
I'll hang on to my Jacksons and Benjamins and you can keep your Tubmans I'll just carry four Grants instead.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: droopydog 7/16/2019 9:01:38 AM (No. 125158)
Yeah, ol' Joe talked to Harriet beforehand...got her approval. She's also endorsing him for President.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: 3D-Chess 7/16/2019 9:34:08 AM (No. 125191)
Most Americans have no idea who Tubman was nor care. I would hope that this insanity is nipped in the bud. Dont screw with our $20. Period ⚫
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MDConservative 7/16/2019 9:50:56 AM (No. 125201)
I'll take two Hamiltons or four Lincolns before one of those PC $20s makes it into my wallet.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: snapper451 7/16/2019 9:54:11 AM (No. 125209)
Anything to do with the rule of law and anything that could look good for a Republican got the "slow walk" from the"scandal free" Obama administration. Legal FOI requests, subpoenas, etc. - slow to no walk. Scandal free my pitoot.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: padiva 7/16/2019 10:18:20 AM (No. 125237)
Give Ms Tubman 3 statues, 10 streets and a museum. There is no need to alter US currency.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 7/16/2019 10:22:13 AM (No. 125244)
Please, do NOT put her on our money. I'll avoid $20 bills if this is done.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: mc squared 7/16/2019 10:47:02 AM (No. 125272)
Is that the only picture of Tubman? Good grief.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 7/16/2019 11:18:04 AM (No. 125299)
I would love to see Tubman on the $20 bill! Gun toting, Bible toting Republican Harriet Tubman was a courageous and inspiring example of what was possible in America. That is the picture that belongs on the $20.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Lawsy0 7/16/2019 1:27:22 PM (No. 125416)
This must be the only formal portrait of Mrs. Tubman in existence. There was a large head & shoulders copy of this painting in a hallway in a state office building where I worked. Also there was Sequoyah, the Cherokee known for inventing a written language for the Cherokee nation. Honor heroes anywhere you please but currency should be presidents or founders. Any women among those, for sure. But presidents are known the world over and local heroes not so much. Maybe Tubman could be on Maryland licence plates or a holograph on the driver's licence cards.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Butch 7/16/2019 1:50:31 PM (No. 125440)
Meanwhile, back at the funny farm, Nancy Pelosi declares that any delay in rushing out this bill is an “insult to the hopes of millions." Millions!! Yes, millions of disenfranchised people pull a twenty from their wallets or purses only to discover - to their horror - that Old Hickory still adorns that racist instrument, whose image was intentionally placed there solely to make white supremecists comfortable. None of the racist police deign to mention his leadership in the Battle of New Orleans against the British, which made him a national hero; his service in both houses of Congress; nor his fight on behalf of "the common man" against what he called a "corrupt aristocracy." Nothing to see there -- after all, he owned slaves!!! I love Harriet Tubman and you love Harriet Tubman, but really, is this an urgent matter, such as, say, running the US Government according to a budget? Continuing Resolutions have left us $12 trillion in debt. Yet again the Left picks another fight that it cannot win and that can´t actually help the nation. Wait for caterwauling about the way in which Ms. Tubman is rendered on the Twenty; it surely is coming. Meanwhile, Butch needs a drink.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Wary American 7/16/2019 2:04:10 PM (No. 125457)
They could've used MAXINE WATERS as a 'model'. Hey Harriet Tubman may have been a great person...at least that is what "they' tell us. But boy oh boy, she would have made for a disturbing bill...just sayin. Even Barry knew this...
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Ruhn 7/16/2019 5:12:30 PM (No. 125560)
Harriet Tubman’s significance to American history is arguably limited—even if her exploits are true. And that’s the thing about her legacy: Her accounts were her own with little verification to her claims, particularly with the numbers of slaves she purportedly aided through the Underground Railroad.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: XCenturion 7/16/2019 10:15:13 PM (No. 125767)
All Harriet Tubman did was get her petticoat dirty while helping some slaves escape. I say put an image of the real heroes that helped free all slaves, those that a actually died during the Civil War, an image Union soldier.
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