Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, June 3, 2021

The Bureau of Printing and Engraving Is Run By a Bunch of Tired Old Racists

Prove me wrong.

President Biden’s White House basked in praise from allies in its early days when it pledged to look for ways to “speed up” the process of putting abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the front of the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson, who owned enslaved people and forcibly relocated Native Americans.

But four months after taking office, there is little evidence that the administration has taken any steps to accelerate the schedule set out years ago by a small agency within the Treasury Department.
But removing the portrait has proven much easier than accelerating the actions of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, a unit of the Treasury Department, which critics say displays scant interest in transforming the currency.

The intractable bureaucrats are bleating about they'll have to redesign the entire bill. That's bullshit, all they have to do is replace the portrait. They can redesign the damned thing later.

Once you strip out the bullshit, the only reason left standing for them not to replace the portrait is the only one that makes sense: Bigotry, whether it is racism or misogyny. Or both.


Glenn Kelley said...

The Canadian Mint does it all the time. It probably takes about 2 years from the decision to change the bill until it's in circulation .Our bills are more complicated than yours .

Glenn Kelley said...

We have Viola Desmond on our 10 dollar bill . She was black .