I swiped this from one of my Yahoo Groups. No clue the real author, and I've put the link to the yahoo group post below....this really makes you think. I know it would never happen, but wouldn't it be nice? Again, I'm not big into politics but this really makes sense. And I cannot wait for all the damn ads to be done with on the radio and tv for this election. Blah
....this was sent to me by a creative mind that is a single parent struggling not to go into foreclosure. I thought that it had its merits so I'm passing it on; If nothing it would give the big money people that put us in this mess something to PONDER; while we the average citizen can only wonder WHY? Perhaps it's time to take back OUR AMERICA!!!.
To All My Friends Who Think "Outside the Box"....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 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 $425,000.00.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 $25,500,000,0 00 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 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
Reset the Welfare and Medicare/Medicaid Systems to weed out the fraud.
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, as well as those that lost everything in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas after the hurricanes. 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.Sure it's a crazy idea but it is extremely LOGICAL!How do you spell Economic Boom? Talk about an American moral booster! This plan is about all Americans and is not based on race, gender, or socio-economic status.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.Ahhh...I feel so much better getting that off my chest.
Kindest personal regards, A Creative Guy & Citizen.Perhaps a few more creative minds in Washington and a few managers who can manage would serve the American people from getting into such direPositions. Make your vote count in placing some new blood in Congress.Time to turn over the controlling party politicians and elect those thatCan act in the interest of all Americans. Thought this is a creativeIdea to help Americans."
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