The U.S. Treasury announced today that they have begun printing the new forty dollar bill with Ronald Reagan on the front.
story here: www.treas.gov/topics/currency/Reagan40.html
I'm so happy to hear this! I've thought they should do this for years now. It's perfect. You can't buy anything for less than $40 anymore anyway. It's also good for morale. saying "I just spent $200 filling up my SUV" is just too negative. It sounds better to say "I just filled up my SUV, and it only cost 5 Reagans!" The treasury elaborated by saying that it would issue the bills directly to domestic petroleum giants, since they already have most of our money anyway and the 'trickle down' effect should get the money back to U.S. citizens quickly enough. This is the best thing the Bush Administration has done since...since... This is the best thing the Bush Administration has ever done!