How we should spend the $1 Trillion...

devil dog

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I got this email today and it puts some light on things...
Too bad this is impractical & it will never happen...
The Birk Economic Recovery Plan
I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.
Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a We
It Dividend.
To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bonafide
Citizens 18+.
Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and
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
My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a We Deserve It
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 $297,500.00 in their pocket.
A husband and wife has $595,000.00.
What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?
Pay off your

- 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
Buy a new car - create jobs
Invest in the market - capital drives growth Pay for your parent's
insurance - health care improves Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean - or
Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks
lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is
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
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
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.
Sure it's a crazy idea that can "never work."
But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!
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
And remember, The Birk plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because
Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.
Ahhh...I feel so much better getting that off my chest.
Kindest personal regards,
T. J. Birkenmeier, A Creative Guy & Citizen of the Republic


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@#$# place value.

If we really were going to make this a good lib plan, we'd cut out the rich, anyone making over $65,000. Then heck for good measure double it. 2 trillion. And give it only to poor minorities. While increasing taxes for the rich to 50% on cap gains, and 80% income tax. So we can grease the political wheels of acorn, the NAACP, the nags and any other liberal activist group.


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only problem is the loan to AIG was necessary... If you look at what they insure... and the problem was that no one else is big enough to insure their assets


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Being sarcastic? No way! 50% cap gains tax and 80% income tax would work wonders for our economy!!


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Originally Posted by sickboy
My wife got this too. Why would we tax ourselves to give ourselves money?
Oh, now that I think about it, we are that stupid and recently did it with the Economic Stimulus Plan.