Thursday, December 11, 2003

The Reagan Dime? A Sensible Alternative

My speechwriter friend Jim Grossfeld has come up with a sensible compromise to the Reagan Dime dilemma:

In the spirit of compromise he suggests proposing that Congress authorize reissuing $500 bills (which the government stopped printing many years ago), but replace the martyred William McKinley with the $500 Gipper.

An obvious advantage to this approach is that it the working masses who live in the world of lower denominations (where people actually have to count their nickels and dimes) would never have to touch the currency with the Gipper's likeness on it. Only those who actually liked the guy would be likely to ever encounter him on the bill.

Makes sense to me.