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# The Stupid \$425,000 Per Person instead of Bailout AIG for \$85 billion Email

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There's an email for dummies going around. It suggests that instead of bailing out AIG for \$85 billion, the US split the money among the approximately 200 million adults over 18 in the US, so each gets \$425,000.

I've received at least five of these. The problem is, the math is wrong. Divide 200 million into \$85 billion and you get \$425, not \$425,000.

If you get one of these, reply to ALL that they have it wrong.

Here's the email:

I did not write this, and unfortunately I don't know who did. This is an absolute great idea and I really wish that our corrupt politicians (oh, but that's redundant) would consider this. Please read it, and I think you will agree.
Thank you to whoever wrote this.

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 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 divide 200 million adults 18+ into \$85 billion that equals \$425,000.00. My plan is to give \$425,0 00 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 would 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.

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 US 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 - 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 It Dividend more than I 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. I did not write this, and unfortunately I don't know who did. This is an absolute great idea and I really wish that our corrupt politicians (oh, but that's redundant) would consider this.