Yeah, Nancy. It’s nice to know that cooler heads prevail at times.
“When our country chooses to honor a great President such as Franklin Roosevelt by placing his likeness on our currency, it would be wrong to remove him and replace him with another,” she said. “It is my hope that the proposed legislation will be withdrawn.”
“Rep. Mark Souder, R-Ind., introduced the “Ronald Reagan Dime Act,” in response to a TV movie depicting a doddering Reagan dominated by his wife. The movie is being aired on Showtime after CBS canceled its plans to air it last month, bowing to pressure from Reagan supporters.”
What a great showing intelligence for Indiana. When questioned, Souder was unaware of a key fact about why Roosevelt is on the dime…
Aside from the fact that he was one the best presidents in American history, Roosevelt’s image appears on both the $10 bill and the dime because in 1938 he established the charity “The March of Dimes” also known as National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which helped create the polio vaccine and which now helps fight birth defects. The March of Dimes is one of the most successful charitable organizations ever, and hundreds of thousands of Americans have this organization to thank for their health and well being.