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Every Unemployed American Could Have $75,000

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posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 02:45 PM
Ben Stein is so much fun!

What Ben Stein says about Obama's 'stimulus package' -

New York Post

Story Here

- Only 10 percent of the stimulus funds would be spent in 2009.

- Almost half of the $820 billion would end up in the pockets of Democratic-controlled unions, such as the Service Employees International Union, and federal, state, and municipal employee unions.

- At 680 pages long, neither Obama nor any member of the House had enough time to read the entire bill before the House voted.

- The $820 billion would be enough to give every unemployed American $75,000

I don't know about you folks but I'd rather the gov't had just handed ME $75,000 and I'd find a good way to stimulate the economy with it all on my own. I'd probably do a much better job stimulating the economy with just $75,000 then the gov't could do with the entire $820 Billion. At least I'd know where the money was going.

(we all know where it's coming from, don't we?? US TAX PAYERS!)

Interesting that Ben Stein brings up that 1/2 the money will end up with Democratic Controlled Unions. If that's accurate (and Ben Stein is a smart guy) then Chicago Pay for Play poltiics hits the big time.

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 03:12 PM
Ben "rocks" Bueller.......Bueller......owl.....owl....
owls are the messenger of death, good to see you have tagged yourself!
I doubt 75k worth of *&^*% nvrmnd!

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 03:17 PM
If it's a one time event, there would need to be a lot more than $75k. That's maybe enough for each year for each unemployed person, or maybe every two years, but not for the rest of forever.

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 03:18 PM
Thanks for this, FF.

Hope it comes through! My bf and I could sustain for roughly three years on that while he rests up and manages his depression (which recently became disabling and forced him to quit his job, although he's not on disability atm.)

He's applying for unemployement tomorrow.

*fingers crossed* It would help us immensely. Food is a luxury.


Oh yeah, and by the way - owl mythos and superstitions vary from culture to culture. Think GREEK.

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 03:23 PM
Isn't giving poor unemployed people, money from other peoples taxes

*gasp* socialism?

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 03:28 PM
haha yeah good idea, lets give all the fat consumers a big pile of money so they can shove it in their fat faces!

Anyone with half a brain would take the money and leave the country, the rest of the people would blow it on stupid things like guns and poorly made garments from sweatshops in africa.

YEah it would be nice if they gave us all some money, it's not going to happen because its a even worse idea than the bail out. We need something more than a fist full of monopoly money.


posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 03:37 PM
well if every american was givin 75 grand then there would be a lot of gun purchases and new crack addicts created, those same crack addicts would then use said guns to rob those people who did not spend 75 grand on crack and whores.

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 03:40 PM
Well giving everyone $75K will never happen see the government thinks they know how to spend money better than us little people.

But the truth is that us little people will actually spend the money on better things than the government.

Given these financially troublesome times the average person wouldn't blow all $75K on needless stuff. they would actually payoff most of their debt with it then what was left they would either buy food or just blow it.

myself i know i'd payoff the little debt i am in after closing my own business, stock up more food and supplies, the rest of the money I'D take some and spend on my kids and then whatever was left i'd spend wisely. Since i make it a point to live within my means.

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 03:45 PM
Makes me want to barf. I think every kid who graduates college should get that money. Not only did they educate themselves and get placed into a jobless market with huge debt, but they are the new entrepreneurs that could rebuild the economy in a few years.

God knows my new business would be up and running in months and I'd be the new big wig here in Philadelphia.

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 03:50 PM
I was wondering just this the other day, but more important to me would be the amount of money being paid to these banks by each TAXPAYER.

A little very rough math.|

First lets look past this 820 Billion Dollar Installment and look at the whole bailout picture.

Bailout Total Payout is ~8.5 Trillion USD according to
(Mind you most of this money the Govt is "Lending" but of course the taxpayers will never see any interest on it.)

The Total amount of Income Tax Collected by the US Govt is ~ 2 Trillion
(This is solely income tax from citizens )

8.5/2 ~= 4

How would you like your income tax back for the last 4 years?

let me know if my numbers are wrong.

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 03:53 PM

Originally posted by whaaa
Isn't giving poor unemployed people, money from other peoples taxes

*gasp* socialism?

smells like socialism to me... I guess "conservative" values are just one of dem fancy covers to set you apart.

I agree with another member who stated that $75,000 may assist in two years or so but not in the long run. This economy needs to be fixed for the long run.

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 03:58 PM
Heres an idea why not give the $800 billion to the well managed companies to buy up the assets of the bankrupt companies we are spending trillions to bail out. It would save a lot of money, keep and create jobs, and get rid of poorly managed companies and let the well managed companies grow bigger.........oh wait we have crony capitalism here in the states.....

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 04:01 PM
reply to post by southern_Guardian
I think this a far better solution.  Let folks spend the money and jobs will be created and the economy will rebound quickly.

The problem with that approach is two-fold:

1 - it does not satisfy the objectives of the democrats, which is to make as many folks as possible dependant on the government. that increases their power.

2 - the US government does not have the guts to do that because it would place the US on a rocket to unbridled economic performance and that is not what the elite sipping their cocktails in Davos at the moment want. they want the US in the same sorry shape they are currently in.

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 04:09 PM
I 'm all for getting a 75,000 dollar socialism check! I'll take the money those who don't believe in socialism,turn down too.

We'll just put all that in a pot and divy it up ,among the socialists

'cause that's the Socialist Way!

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 04:34 PM
reply to post by whaaa

We already give unemployed people money. From taxes.
Which is FAIR because it's the government's fault that millions are out of work.

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 06:03 PM

Originally posted by ravenshadow13
reply to post by whaaa

We already give unemployed people money. From taxes.
Which is FAIR because it's the government's fault that millions are out of work.

No. Nice try, but I can see you've never owned your own company.

Unemployment INSURANCE is bought by the company for which one works. It is a cost of doing business in the United States.

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 06:06 PM
YES - how is this proposal not SOCIALISM ala MCCAIN/PALIN???

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 09:32 PM
I just reread my thread, and I wished to clarify that he's not seeking unemployment just becuase of this thread or anything. In fact, I don't even think he knows about it.

Hope I didn't give the wrong impression back there...

Were also rabid ANTI-consumers, and have an insanely strong work ethic.

We just can't work in our respective fields anymore.

It kind of sucks. I've got applications all over town and over 10 years retail and public relations experience, and I still can't get a job.

Not even at Walmart!

I have faith in the process that has been insituted in response to the crisis, and I'm sure they'll see he's not trying to leech anything out of anyone.

And those who would abuse a handout with guns and drugs? Open fire on them. That's shameful!

(sorry - had to vent there for a sec...)

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 09:35 PM
How could this be possible anyway? Wouldn't this set inflation into overdrive?

posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 09:59 PM

Originally posted by David9176
How could this be possible anyway? Wouldn't this set inflation into overdrive?

Why yes it would!

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