Monday, September 29, 2008

Bailout Of AIG By Main Street

This was sent to me from my brother in law. Sounds like a good plan to me! Why didn't the politicians think of this? They could put a stipulation in... that whoever gets the money, must pay off all mortgages, loans, and credit cards. After that is done, buy, buy, and buy! Oh, and invest! Talk about a boost to the economy! It is election year, and Main Street USA may have a better idea.

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 bonifide 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 billion 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 $1,000.00 (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 US 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. Maybe??? 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, Plan B only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.

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