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Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Cajuncowboy, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Got this in my email. This guy has been heating up his calculator. :D

    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 $25,500,000,000 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 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

    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.

    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 DC.

    And remember, The Birk 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,

    Birk

    T. J. Birkenmeier, A Creative Guy & Citizen of the Republic



    PS: Feel free to pass this along to your pals as it’s either good for a
    laugh or a tear or a very sobering thought on how to best use $85 Billion!!
  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Can we use it to remove 95% of the repubs and dems from DC including the two running for presidents and their gaffe machine VPs?

    Can we...Can we please uncle Cajun...pretty please!!?!?!?!
  3. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Only if I can be president and you my vice president.

    Of course that means I hire Concordcowboy as my food tester though.
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I don't have the patience for stupidity to be the VP and put up with the crap the politicians and press pull...I don't think you do either. We would be terrible politicians.
  5. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Yeah but we'd have a heck of a good time ticking people off. :laugh1:
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    The saint and the sinner raise hell in DC. :laugh2:
  7. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Sounds like a good start to me.
    These 'Pro's' that are good at it are mucking things up...
  8. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    I'll be more than glad to be your food tester...but watch out for the vile in my pocket after.

    :laugh2:
  9. Viper

    Viper Active Member

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    200 mil people getting 425 thousand would be 85 trillion
  10. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    Right, $85 billion divided by 200 million people is just $425 dollars per person.

    ...I think.
  11. adamc91115

    adamc91115 New Member

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    Sounds good in theory... BUT

    Your math is wrong... 85,000,000,000/200,000,000 = 425

    Wow... thats less than the stimulus checks. Just shows the price tag on that.
  12. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Yeah, I didn't check the math. Just posted it. :eek::

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