Interesting contrast….which president do you want in charge right now:
"We're in the midst of a serious financial crisis, and the federal government is responding with decisive actions. I'm a strong believer in free enterprise, so my natural instinct is to oppose government intervention but these are not normal circumstances. The market is not functioning properly. There has been a widespread loss of confidence. Without immediate action by Congress, America can slip into a major panic.”
"Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves . . . I intend to rout you out, and by the Eternal God I will rout you out!"
Lets just say that to get your headshot on a U.S. greenback you had to kick some butt.
A) GW Bush
B) Andrew Jackson (despised the fiat currency system)