[StBernard] this will make you think....

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Tue Sep 23 08:19:31 EDT 2008

Uhhh, only one snag to this plan....who's gonna pay for it? But I'm certain
Obama will be for it since it's a "non-thought out" plan with no clue to how
the government will raise the capital needed to fund it.


-----Original Message-----
Tongue in cheek

Hi Pals,

I'm against the $85 BILLION 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 bona fide U.S.
citizens, aged

Our population is about 301 million counting every man, woman and child. So,

200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up. Now, divide 200
18+ adults into $85 billion - that equals $425,000.00 each! Yes, my
plan is to
give that $425,000 to every adult as a "We Deserve It" dividend.

Of course, it would NOT be tax free. So, let's assume a tax rate of 30%.
Every would pay $127,500.00 in taxes. That sends $25.5 billion right back to
Uncle Sam! It also means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their
pocket. A husband and wife would have $595,000.00!

What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00?

* Pay off your mortgage - housing crisis solved
* Repay college loans - what a great boost to new grads
* Put away money for college - it'll really 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 and older (including the
folks who lost their jobs at Lehmann 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 $1,000.00 economic incentive.

If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult U.S.

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.
We deserve the money and AIG doesn't. Sure it's a crazy idea, but can
youimagine the coast-to-coast block party?!

How do you spell Economic Boom? W-e D-e-s-e-r-v-e I-t d-i-v-i-d-e- n-d! 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,
D.C. .

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

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