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I have the solution to the Financial Crisis

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posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 09:26 PM
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The Government is just printing more money, each time that some group or company wants a bailout. They can't keep up with all the requests. So here is what I suggest. Give each family their very own printing press, and supply them with the paper. Now don't laugh. Congress and the Presidents(both Bush and Obama) approved every bailout requested, so think of it now. We could eliminate Congress and eliminate lobbyists. You get a bill from the electric company, just throw some paper in your handy-dandy printing press, hit the button, and print some fresh hundred dollar bills. You can even print on an attached printer, a little one-page sort of receipt, serially numbered with your own personal bailout bill number. Instead of House bills like HR 5140, you could number them John Doe 000-00-000 200901, replacing the zeroes with your social security number.

So what do you think?
Any suggestions to improve this idea would be greatly appreciated.




posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 09:37 PM
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Believe it or not, I'm actually a (flexographic) printer. Get me one I'll print like mad!

We often joke about printing money at work. We've lost a ton of business from the economic bust. Often we talk about just printing the money although it's so technical that we wouldn't be able to do it.

I'm not sure what process they use, but it's not anything like the presses I operate everyday.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 09:39 PM
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The only way to fix the crisis is to abolish the Federal Reserve.

That ain't gonna happen though, because Obama is another one of their puppets.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 09:48 PM
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Wait, either way... that money comes from somewhere. This country dosen't have the capital to pay for it. The money never existed anyway.

[twas just just a figment of our imagination, good on paper]

I wouldn't take one of those mini-mints if they gave me one, honestly. You would probably have to work your ass off to get some special paper straight from the federal reserve bank, and they would take that as a line of credit from your income tax.
I would rather use monopoly money, as it's worth about as much now.


Somewhere I heard that with this bailout, the fed could give every taxpayer over the age of 18 some hundred thousand dollars. I thought, really? What better way to fix the economy than to give the serfs here a little more than a bending over [stimulus] check.

That is what I propose, Give every man, woman and young adult 100 grand. Let them go out and buy new cars to stimulate the auto industry. Let them go out and get that plastic surgery to get rid of that double chin, and help their local doctors. Let them pay off their own homes to fix the broken housing market. Let us eat cake.
Go on, let us.

Or just gimme some gold.

Yarr!
T-





[edit on 09/2/18 by telemetry]



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 09:52 PM
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We often joke about printing money at work. We've lost a ton of business from the economic bust. Often we talk about just printing the money although it's so technical that we wouldn't be able to do it.

I remember when the first Xerox color printer came out, and people xeroxed US bills, and they were successfully accepted into change machines. Just think of all the waste we could avoid if we could print our own money. Here is a list of salaries of White House staff members. They could all be eliminated:

www.washingtonpost.com...

Each member of the House of Representatives and Senate earns $169,300.00 while Pelosi earns $212,100 as speaker. Reid earns $180,100 .

In addition, we could eliminate all of their staff, since there would be no need for any of them.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 09:54 PM
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That is what I propose, Give every man, woman and young adult 100 grand. Let them go out and buy new cars to stimulate the auto industry. Let them go out and get that plastic surgery to get rid of that double chin, and help their local doctors. Let them pay off their own homes to fix the broken housing market. Let us eat cake.


You mean, you CAN'T go out now with the $13 a week they're giving you, and buy a new car? I think you can get a little matchbox car for that.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:04 PM
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Make sure to only do $1 bills they dont check those to see if they are real or not. No for real watch them in the stores anything that is $10 and up they have to check. The Banks have to check cash that is $5 and up and no one cares about a lousy $1 bill.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:06 PM
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Originally posted by telemetry
reply to post by ProfEmeritus
 

Wait, either way... that money comes from somewhere. This country dosen't have the capital to pay for it. The money never existed anyway.

[twas just just a figment of our imagination, good on paper]

I wouldn't take one of those mini-mints if they gave me one, honestly. You would probably have to work your ass off to get some special paper straight from the federal reserve bank, and they would take that as a line of credit from your income tax.
I would rather use monopoly money, as it's worth about as much now.



That is what I propose, Give every man, woman and young adult 100 grand. Let them go out and buy new cars to stimulate the auto industry. Let them go out and get that plastic surgery to get rid of that double chin, and help their local doctors. Let them pay off their own homes to fix the broken housing market. Let us eat cake.
Go on, let us.

Or just gimme some gold.

Yarr!
T-

[edit on 09/2/18 by telemetry]




Monopoly money is worth way more than the US dollar now, there's actually a demand for Monopoly while people are trying to get rid of the US dollar.

They actually sell the paper go to the Bureau of Engraving gift shop; you can get it in shredded, recycled or uncut of 1dollar bills version either way people would rather have the monolpoly game as a better gift.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:07 PM
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Each member of the House of Representatives and Senate earns $169,300.00 while Pelosi earns $212,100 as speaker. Reid earns $180,100 .


Well how would they pay their taxes if we got rid of them? Oops I forgot they are rich and don't pay taxes....silly me.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:09 PM
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That $13 a week doesnt even keep my kids in T.paper. Sorry to say it but that is just down right stupid. They need to help us working folks out and either get some jobs for the layed off workers or get rid of all of the imports and start opening up all of the old Mills again. Because roads and bridges are not going to fix the economy. Nope someone print me off a few $1 bills maybe about 200 of them for starters. I promise I wont tell.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:14 PM
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That $13 a week doesnt even keep my kids in T.paper. Sorry to say it but that is just down right stupid. They need to help us working folks out and either get some jobs for the layed off workers or get rid of all of the imports and start opening up all of the old Mills again. Because roads and bridges are not going to fix the economy. Nope someone print me off a few $1 bills maybe about 200 of them for starters. I promise I wont tell.

Did you use the calculator to see what that $13 days a week is costing you?:
www.right.org...

If you haven't, go there. It takes 10 seconds to enter household income and number of people. It will tell you how much the Stimulus bill costs you and your family.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:18 PM
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Heck no, well at least for most of us. That 13$ don't go too far.



Not tooting my own horn, but I have no debt. All of my property is paid for, I drive old junkers. I fix my own things, and I get by.





T-



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by ProfEmeritus

Did you use the calculator to see what that $13 days a week is costing you?:
www.right.org...

If you haven't, go there. It takes 10 seconds to enter household income and number of people. It will tell you how much the Stimulus bill costs you and your family.

My god man, I would say thanks for the link... but on second thought..


Here is how it racks up to me:



your family's portion of the bailout
$55,198



Lovely..




tax increase
125%


Not like I was paying enough already, filing single 1.



total you will pay (over 30 years at 5% interest)
$106,671


WTF!
with that kind of money, I could retire in Belize... and pay off plenty of cops.


Or, I could buy 82 Imacs for my home studio...

I feel violated now.
T-



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[edit on 09/2/18 by telemetry]



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:31 PM
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Not tooting my own horn, but I have no debt. All of my property is paid for, I drive old junkers. I fix my own things, and I get by.


OK then. Well, since you're so well off, the government is taking back that $13 a week they sent you. By government standards, you are now considered RICH. In fact, you are so rich that we are going to RAISE your taxes. Remember, we need to spread the wealth around. How dare you "get by". If you "get by", what can SOCIALISM do for you? We need to ensure that EVERY American is so BROKE that they cry for socialism. You are not with the proram. Now go out, and buy something that you can't afford on credit. Then skip the monthly payments. Then you will need our handy-dandy printing press, and you'll be happy.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:37 PM
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Well, I sense some sarcasm... while I wasn't being condescending I was being honest. Fact is, that 13$ will buy me alot... I do feel however, that many of us americans have been living outside our means for quite some time.

Not placing blame, but in essence... we (collectively) got ourselves into this mess somehow.

Like I said, let us eat cake.
T-

[edit on 09/2/18 by telemetry]



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 10:37 PM
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your family's portion of the bailout $55,198

You see. Now you see why you need our handy-dandy home version of the printing press. You just didn't realize you needed it. Welcome to the Union of Socialist States of America. You are in debt now. You are happy. you are with the program. Welcome comrade!
All stand for our new Anthem:




posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 03:02 AM
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This is pretty close to what I had thought of, with a couple of twists:

1) Actually use Monopoly $. Setup a network in your community where people know/participate/set value.

2) Print your own, but, along a receipt for accounting purposes, on the left use your SSN (probley bad idea as this is used to declare you property of the usa corp) or some other accepted ID #. On the right, an assending number that matches up with your receipt. Setup a network in your community where people know/participate/set value.

3) The Hell with money...just jump to Star Trek Days...everyone goes about their business...that way everyone does something they like and they're productive...you need something just go get it/do it...use all the excess manufactoring capacity to suppy those who don't have it...work a few days a week/what have you, to keep up with replacements after everyone has everything...start everyone off with 1 house-2 cars-3 tvs-ect...Super Socialism!!!


[edit on 2/19/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 02:56 PM
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Well, I sense some sarcasm... while I wasn't being condescending I was being honest. Fact is, that 13$ will buy me alot... I do feel however, that many of us americans have been living outside our means for quite some time.

Actually, it was more an attempt at light-hearted humor. Believe me, I agree with you. After paying for health insurance, property taxes, and auto insurance, we have $300 a month to live on, and my wife and I are doing fine. I didn't retire, until my home was fully paid off. We don't go out to eat, take vacations (heck, I'm retired so I'm on vacation 52 weeks a year), or buy anything other than essential food, and generic prescription medicine, but we do have a lot of fun babysitting our grandchildren, whom we "spoil" with our time.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:08 PM
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While your post is humorous a real solution is needed.

Unfortunately the ppl at the helm of the ship are ignoring the
lighthouse of reason and are steering us toward the rocks.

The WTO is a failure and countries should return to self sufficiency
as much is possible with the resources they have.

Take care of your ppl vs. the corporate greed structure.

If your supply lines are thousands of miles away for all your
common needs of survival then you are one fuel or shipping
disaster away from a severe survival scenario.

We need to grow it here, build it here, and fix it here.

We need to close the borders, and send the non-specialized
non-highly educated Visa workers home, and the illegals too.

That would free up millions of jobs.

The reason it is not done is because the corporations make the
rules as their lobbyists payoff the politicians under the table.

For ppl who doubt that, consider this fact, why pay millions for
a job that pays less than the cost of getting it ?

All the soft money scandals over the years in both parties is
undeniable, and all we have got is lip service towards real reform.

We keep electing the same rich jerks and we keep getting the
same results and so it goes.

At this point the self destructive forces have all the power and
money and do not intend to change their ways.

It reminds me of Mr. H. formerly of a biotech firm here in OKC,
with his license plate reading SOLDOUT, they take pride in taking
engineers work and tossing it to some other country and then
running with the money for the hills.

They got theirs and damn the rest even though they did not design
the product or build it, they were just mediators in nice clothes
and over priced salesmen.

As long as thieves in nice clothes do no time, we will continue
to fall apart and public confidence will wither on the vine.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 06:20 PM
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At a longtime ago job, for s%#&^* and giggles we used to drop trow and sit on the copy machine.

Our currency now a days is worth about as much as that picture.

Too funny, just thought Id throw that in.



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