Saturday, July 11, 2015

Slow Saturday Special: Hating Hamilton

And for good rea$on:

"Doug Hamilton is just fine with plans to put a woman’s portrait on US paper money, but he’d prefer the Treasury Department leave the $10 bill alone — particularly the prominent visage of his great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Alexander Hamilton. The 10-spot is a source of family pride in Hamilton’s house in suburban Columbus, a symbol of the importance of his ancestor, whose picture has been on it since 1929. The 64-year-old salesman for IBM has joined a growing number of voices in a backlash against what he calls the ‘‘diminishing’’ of Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the Treasury who founded the nation’s banking system."


"Blogger and former Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke (left) is calling for the Treasury to abandon its plan to drop Alexander Hamilton from the $10 bill and to dump Andrew Jackson from the $20 note instead. Bernanke wrote that he is appalled by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew’s plan to replace Hamilton with a woman. In a post entitled ‘‘Say it ain’t so, Jack,’’ Bernanke said adding a woman is ‘‘a fine idea, but it shouldn’t come at Hamilton’s expense.’’ He called the first Treasury secretary ‘‘without doubt the best and most foresighted economic policymaker in US history’’ while Jackson, president from 1829 to 1837, was ‘‘a man of many unattractive qualities and a poor president’’ — one who opposed establishing a central bank."

Not a $urpri$e that he would feel that way. Hamilton was the Rothschild's man in America at that time.

Also see: This Blog's Waterloo 

I suppose they will wipe history clean of Jackson like they are the Confederate flag.