Treaaury Secretary Jack Lew revealed last night that Alexander Hamilton – he of The Federalist Papers and first central bank of America – will be ousted from the $10 Bill in favor of a woman (as yet unnamed).
“We are going to be open to many ideas as we go forward consistent with theme of democracy,” Lew said. “Our thinking is to select a woman who has played a major role in our history who represents the theme of democracy.”
The bills with Hamilton in it, which were first introduced in 1929, will continue to be used for as long as those bill last, Lew said.
This of course, is not a populist move as Jack lew explains…
One wonders just who they will choose?
Given Lew’s comment s that:
“America’s currency is a way for our nation to make a statement about who we are and what we stand for,” Lew said. “Our paper bills — and the images of great American leaders and symbols they depict — have long been a way for us to honor our past and express our values.”
We suspect the following:
One final question – did anyone think to ask Alexander Hamilton if he “identifies as a woman” or “a black woman”?