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I realize you have an instinctual hatred of this change to our sacred national currency and so I encourage you to express your displeasure in the strongest terms possible. When the new $20 bills go into circulation, I suggest you publicly burn any you receive as an act of defiance against those big gubbamint tax-and-spend libruls in D.C. That'll show 'em!
WHY DO YOU HATE THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE CARSON (and apparently, Trump too)?!?!?!?!
Still better journalism than most things Ansel writes.
Yes, that was sarcasm. Check @1's comment history if you have any doubt.
Wow that's funny (but sadly typical of what this rag has become). Real Pulitzer stuff there.
I assume he's got compromising pictures of someone important. It's the only plausible explanation.
This one has a pretty good headline, and other than the name he doesn't actually get anything substantive wrong. So it's better than 90% of Matt Baume posts.
How many twenties do you think Uncle Sam prints each year?
Ugh, I'd not even thought of that aspect of it yet. I can totally foresee it being awful and I wonder if it was factored in to the decision making process. That said, I'm not sure how receiving one of these bills would put me in any sort of a "strange position" as I'm not in any sort of position that would allow me to even consider voluntarily taking 20 dollar bills out of circulation for moral/ethical reasons.
I don't want to carry around racist ass dollars around with me. I guess I could take it to the bank and ask for a new one, except if the teller is nonwhite, I am in the same damn position.
To be clear, I am not saying "poor little me, whatever will I do," it just sounds like a real pain in the ass.
You worry about the stupidest things.
Seriously, relax. No bank is going to circulate currency defaced in such a manner, and even if a teller DID try to give you one, you can always ask them to replace it with a clean bill. Likewise, they'll probably check to ensure none end up in their ATM's. Furthermore, they'll probably have no problem with you trading one in just to get it out of circulation. And I can easily imagine many businesses that do cash transactions would refuse to accept them, since, contrary to what many may surmise, there is no law that stipulates one MUST accept currency as payment for a transaction, just because it's offered (which is why many businesses can legally refuse to accept high denomination bills, or require payment in other forms such as checks or credit cards). The only way such bills would remain in circulation is if people who deface them give them to others who approve of the alteration. So, basically, it'll be just another way for the rest of us to recognize bigots, because who else would insist on trying to pass these things off on someone else? I can imagine it may result in some additional cost to the U.S. Treasury in the short-term, but compared to printing them and taking the old bills out of circulation (which I also imagine will be a gradual process), it'll be a negligible amount.