Sure, Harriet Tubman may have played a direct role in liberating hundreds of American slaves, but if she really wanted to impress Ben Carson she should have balanced the federal budget.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced on Wednesday that Tubman would be taking over for Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. (Jackson will move to the back.)
Carson, for one, opposes the change. And he spoke out about it on the Fox Business Network.
“I love Harriet Tubman,” Carson told Neil Cavuto. “I love what she did, but we can find another way to honor her. Maybe a $2 bill.” (Or better yet, put her face on Monopoly money!)
Carson described what made Jackson a “tremendous” president and why he shouldn’t be ditched for a woman who repeatedly risked her life in direct actions against slavery: “I mean, Andrew Jackson was the last president who actually balanced the federal budget, where we had no national debt.”
I suppose we can add “national debt” to the list of things that Carson considers worse than slavery.