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LOOK, THIS IS THE SIMPLE WAY TO SOLVE THEIR PROBLEM.............

I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG. Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000.00 to legal American citizens 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 if you 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 $25,500,000,000.00 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!

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 down 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 this dividend more than 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.
 

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Wouldn't that jack inflation up and drop the value of the dollar even more? Sure it would be sweet, but then someone will start charging $10,000 for a gallon of milk. If what I previously mentioned didn't happen, I'd but a house, a new car, and lot of guns. I have about $6000 of student loans and it's my last year in school, but I will graduate with about the same in the bank (and no, I'm not paying interest on it until 6 months after I graduate, unless I go to grad school, then it get's extended 2-5 years :D ).

Oh yeah, Devildoc is right (billions/millions = hundreds)
 

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:oops: OOPS. Too many zeros for me. But actually... If you figure the whole 700 billion bail out it comes to $3,500 per person over 18 years old.
THat will buy lots of ammo! :?
 

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That is great, where did you find that or did you write it?
 

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Just caught an error. If you divide those numbers you get $425.00 per person, not $425,000. I think the error is that the guy missed a set of 000 in the first number. He has it as 85 billion instead of 85 trillion.
 
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