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Ten dollar bill with Thatcher's face, proposed presidential hopeful Jeb Bush

Thursday, September 17th 2015 - 09:54 UTC
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“I would go with Ronald Reagan's partner, Margaret Thatcher” he said, noting it was “probably illegal” and unlikely to happen because she is not American. “I would go with Ronald Reagan's partner, Margaret Thatcher” he said, noting it was “probably illegal” and unlikely to happen because she is not American.
But he added: “A strong leader is what we need in the White House, and she certainly was a strong leader that restored the United Kingdom into greatness”. But he added: “A strong leader is what we need in the White House, and she certainly was a strong leader that restored the United Kingdom into greatness”.

US Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has picked the UK's former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, as his choice for the face of the $10 bill. The former Florida governor made the surprise suggestion during a televised debate for the top Republicans vying for the presidential nomination.

 All 11 candidates were asked who they would choose, now the US Treasury has announced plans to put a woman on the redesigned note. Mr. Bush's choice drew applause.

“I would go with Ronald Reagan's partner, Margaret Thatcher” he said, noting it was “probably illegal” and unlikely to happen because she is not American.

But he added: “A strong leader is what we need in the White House, and she certainly was a strong leader that restored the United Kingdom into greatness”.

He was not the only Republican to pick a foreigner to grace the new note, which comes into circulation in 2020.

Mother Teresa was the choice of Ohio Senator John Kasich.

Two candidates picked civil rights heroine Rosa Parks, while rising star Carly Fiorina dismissed the question as gesture politics.

The endurance of the high esteem in which she was held was illustrated in 2009, when the US House of Representatives passed a resolution “recognizing the 30th anniversary of the election of Margaret Thatcher as the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain.”

She is still tremendously loved on the US right because she unleashed the free market, beat the unions and went to war with the bad guys, says Michael Goldfarb, an American journalist in London.

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  • SebaSvtz

    I´m a fan of Mrs. Thatcher. I really sorry we didn´t have a good relationship with her. And most definitively I would have loved to have her on charge down here. I wish we had a Mrs. Thatcher here in Argentina, just one every 50 years.

    But since this is about US currency, I think that Mrs. Rosa Parks should be there. In spite of any remark you may make on her, the segregation rules were a shameful stain on US history, and she showed a massive attitude and a great spirit by confronting them.

    mother Teresa, although a powerful symbol, is not what they try to sell. She wouldn´t be my choice at all.

    Sep 17th, 2015 - 11:25 am 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    Yes, they could use a Maggie here.

    Sep 17th, 2015 - 11:39 am 0
  • Livingthedream

    Yes, Maggie showed the Military Junta she had a pair of big ones but, isn't the face of currency reserved for people of that country?

    Sep 17th, 2015 - 01:40 pm 0
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