So Long, General Jackson…

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…And no tears shed for his replacement on the $20 dollar bill. Sure, his defense of New Orleans is worth some mention of gratitude, if only because I couldn’t imagine a more horrible concept than Creole/British fusion cuisine (red beans and rice pudding?, etc.), but that’s more than offset by some pretty abominable political and economic policies. Plus, as this says, Jackson would likely be appalled by his appearance on a bill, given his preference for money as hard as his head.

So, goodbye and good riddance, and I’ll look forward to the new bills featuring Harriet Tubman…even though, to be honest, I don’t use a whole lot of cash these days.

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