Former Obama Officials Admit Trump Admin Didn’t Delay Tubman $20 Bill

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Despite numerous liberal politicians and pundits excoriating the Trump administration for delaying the Harriet Tubman $20 bill, former Obama administration officials recently revealed there was no actual delay.

The Trump administration announced in May that it would not replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Tubman by the 2020 deadline announced by the Obama administration. “The primary reason we’ve looked at redesigning the currency is for counterfeiting issues. Based upon this, the $20 bill will now not come out until 2028,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin explained during a congressional hearing.

The “delay” was blasted by a number of high-profile Democratic politicians, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who called it “unnecessary” and “an insult to the hopes of millions.”

It is an insult to the hopes of millions that the Trump Administration is refusing to honor Harriet Tubman on our $20 bill. This unnecessary decision must be reversed.

— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 20, 2019

The Treasury Department had designs to place Harriet Tubman on the $20 in the works. The Admin’s decision to delay this honor is unacceptable. I urge my colleagues to support my bill, the Harriet Tubman Tribute Act, to ensure Harriet Tubman is included on the $20 by 2020. https://t.co/UVHqW2vWto

— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) June 14, 2019

There are no women or people of color on our paper currency today, and there haven’t been for more than a century. The plan to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 note was a long overdue way to rectify that disparity. https://t.co/znLBjoqweQ

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) June 20, 2019

But an investigation from the Washington Post found that while the Obama administration publicly claimed the Tubman bill would be ready in 2020, internally the Treasury Department recognized that deadline would not actually be met. read more

14 Comments on Former Obama Officials Admit Trump Admin Didn’t Delay Tubman $20 Bill

  1. HAA! It’s shit any way that you look at it.

    Look at the fucking Susan Anthony Dollar. It was rarely accepted anywhere. The Dollar that didn’t exist.

    The coin dollars of today are only accepted in the Metro… the fucking tube — the underground.

    Fuck off.

    Tubman shit will never be real tender. Except in the ghetto.

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  2. In the bill..

    blah blah blah, “The Secretary of the Treasury shall ensure that the face of all $20 Federal reserve notes printed after December 31, 2020, shall bear the likeness of Harriet Tubman.”.

    Actions on the bill so far:
    02/07/2019 Introduced in House

    How is Trump admin delaying anything? Doesn’t stuff need to get passed or do we just do stuff based on introductions now?

    03/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

    .. and what are they doing?

    Thanks Chuck, for pointing out color and sex means more than character.

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  3. Tubman was a minor figure in US history. no more heroic than many others. Molly Pitcher or Betsy Ross deserve as much praise. Calamity Jane, Annie Oakley, Bell Starr, Amelia Earhart, Clara Barton, Helen Keller, Dolly Madison, Rosa Parks, Mercy Warren, etc., etc., etc.

    this is nothing more than a political ploy to promote a black woman & upset people on the conservative side w/ the perceived ‘debasement’ of the national currency … it’s a cheap shot, actually, which, in reality, debases Tubman’s efforts

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  4. Don’t diss my Tubbies. The hell I want some old ass DEMOCRAT on my folding money. More Republican bitches please.

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  5. I’ve long thought that some “color” on our currency would be pretty — but not that kind of color.

    I will trade the bank for tens.

    What’s in your wallet?

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  6. Of course the $20.00 bill is the most popular.
    How about we put her on the $17.00 bill, hey, that would certainly stand out if that’s what they want.

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  7. Just how much more black ass kissing are we expected to do?
    When is enough going to be enough?
    All this does is provoke more of the entitlement mentality we’ve seen far too much of. If you don’t think so then point out where all the changing of state flags, removing statues, even putting one in the white house has got us.

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  8. Treating blacks as you would anyone else without being terrified to offend them may be a unique approach but it’s worth a try.

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  9. Trust me, a Tubman Twenty will put a Cashless Society on the fast track. Nobody wants that face riding around in their pocket or purse.

    How about Whitney Houston or Natalie Cole instead?

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