Rather than give AIG a bailout of $85,000,000,000.00, here’s a better idea – better on every single count.
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 and older. (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 into $85 billon. Answer? $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. Let’s assume a tax rate of 30%. Every individual receiving the dividend 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 has $297,500.00 in their pocket. A husband and wife have $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.
Save for retirement (You don’t REALLY think Social Security will be around in 8 years, do you? Ha Ha Ha! But, seriously…)
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 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!
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. I already KNOW that the genius politicians in Washington DC don’t.
And remember, This plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.
Works for me!