View Full Version : Man, this sounds great!

09-25-2008, 08:03 AM
I usually laugh at the dozens of emails I get a day and just delete them as ridiculous, but this one got me thinking, why not?

I'm against the $85,000,000,000 bailout of AIG.

Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a ""We Deserve It Dividend"".

To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bonafide U.S. Citizens 18+. Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up..

So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billon that equals $425,000. My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a "We Deserve It Dividend".

Of course, it would NOT be tax free. So let's assume a tax rate of 30%. Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes. That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.

But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500 in their pocket. A husband and wife has $595,000. What would you do with $297,500 to $595,000 in your family?

Pay off your mortgage - housing crisis solved.

Repay college loans - what a great boost to new grads

Put away money for college - it'll be there

Save in a bank - create money to loan to entrepreneurs.

Buy a new car - create jobs

Invest in the market - capital drives growth

Pay for your parent's medical insurance - health care improves

Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean - or else

**I add - Pay off credit card debt!**

Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it...instead of
trickling out a puny $1000.00 ("vote buy") economic incentive that is
being proposed by one of our candidates for President.

If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+!

As for AIG - liquidate it. Sell off its parts. Let American General go back to being American General. Sell off the real estate. Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.

Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't.

How do you spell Economic Boom? I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion "We Deserve It Dividend" more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC .

And remember, The Family plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.

Why hasn't anyone mentioned this to our government?

09-25-2008, 09:10 AM
That is awesome. And sounds like it would work, haha.

09-25-2008, 09:30 AM
I agree... I'd love that extra money. Imagine all the guns I'd have.... :D

Seriously, though, between my girlfriend and I we could buy a house AND furnish it AND buy another vehicle.

09-25-2008, 09:37 AM
holy inflation batman

09-25-2008, 10:45 AM
Id vote for it lol.

09-25-2008, 01:33 PM
i'm against it because i'm not a US citizen, ergo, it does not affect me. :P

spray and pray
09-25-2008, 01:51 PM
Pay off the next few years of college and put it towards a house.

09-25-2008, 02:05 PM
$85,000,000,000/$200,000,000 = $425

09-25-2008, 02:05 PM
It sounds like a good idea, but to me it seems to temporary to actually fix the economy. And on top of that, I am not 18 yet. Haha

It would be nice, but I do think that inflation would be a problem.

09-25-2008, 02:07 PM
printing more money wont solve anything

09-25-2008, 02:07 PM
$85,000,000,000/$200,000,000 = $425

lol sorry to double post but I just realized that you're right. Haha.

09-25-2008, 06:09 PM
I was doing math in my head and I knew that couldn't be right

09-25-2008, 07:17 PM
Too bad sounded really cool though

09-26-2008, 03:33 AM
Doesn't matter to me. I'd take 400.00 right now. Would definitely like 200,000.00, but shoot - if it'd help me pay off a bill or two, I'd take it.

We actually have AIG Auto insurance, and I SORT of understand the whole bailout thing, but honestly - it seems we're just bandaging a wound that's MUCH bigger than we want. Plus, they get to continue doing whatever they want for a few more years, then will file bankruptcy leaving us holding the bag. Again.

I'd just as soon take the money and go down the drain with things I want.

09-26-2008, 11:23 PM
Money is an unfortunate solution to a much bigger problem which is motivation of humanity. It's a real shame that we're so selfish that we need to divide up "our share" of everything with a printed piece of paper.

09-27-2008, 10:42 AM
printing more money wont solve anything

Correct. Wouldn't solve much because it would drive the dollar so low it would be nearly worthless.

Hello, Zimbabwe!