FROM MY LUDDITE FRIEND:
Date: September 26, 2008 9:04:45 AM EDTTo: “Know It All”Subject: Birk Alternative Economic Recovery Plan
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The Birk Alternative Economic Recovery Plan
I’m against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.
Instead, I’m in favor of giving out the $85,000,000,000 to Americas in a “We Deserve It Dividend.”
To make the math simple, let’s assume there are 200,000,000 bonafide U.S. Citizens, age 18+.
Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fairly good stab at adults 18 and up..
So divide 200 million adults 18+ into the $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 back in taxes. That sends $25.5 billion right back to Uncle Sam.
The result is every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 net of taxes in their pocket. A husband and wife would have $595,000.00.
What would you do with $297,500.00 or $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 safe 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 – h ealth 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 – the hell (sorry about that!) with them. Liquidate it. Sell off its parts. Let American General go back to being American General. Sell off the real estate.&nb s p; 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 that would take place!
How do you spell Economic Boom?
I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion . We deserve the money more than 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,
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But what would the poor starving plutocrats do? The strange “common sense” you find on “those inter tubes”!
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