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If our goverment is able to give away $850 billion dollars, then why are there homeless people here in the USA?

If our government has this kind of money? And spends 10 billion dollars in Iraq every month? Why can't they eliminate the homeless and most of the homeless in the US are disabled American Veterans & the mentally ill, how ironic?

Wake Up Americans? Don't you ever ask yourself these questions? Get away from the herd of sheep and think for yourself.. Wake up!

They can give us all $285k for each American and we can pay off our bills & loans.. and we can fix the economy household by household!


Asked by akhlass at 12:06 AM on Oct. 8, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • . Unlike alot of my fellow country men just cause I could have gotten a APR mortage with 100% financing i didn't. If it's too good to be true IT IS. And this bail out is a hot potato the Bush Admin had this issue for 30 before they mentioned a word of this to anyone and demanded we give away 700 BILLION dollars. Could you imagine you kid coming to you the day of a school trip Mommy I need 100$ in 15 minutes before the bus is about to pick them up. Before Greenspan left he said that the market was turning to crap and the subprime mortages were going tobe our undoing unless we enforced regualtions & stopped them. As far as the bail out it's going to take some savy fiscal planning and real regulation to bail us out of the bail out.

    Answer by EmpressCrawford at 2:33 AM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • The math for that doesn't add up. When you divide 850 billion by 285K, that equates to just under 3 million. There's more than 3 million people in America. According to the July 2007 census, there are 301,139,947 people in America. When you divide 850 billion dollars by that many people, you get $2822. Not trying to be mean, just pointing that out ;)

    Answer by WadeMom313 at 12:14 AM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • whoops missed the other "2".

    Answer by akhlass at 12:24 AM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • I can't figure out why the politicians that scream the loudest about this issue won't take the initiative to start a revolution and give their Washington incomes towards helping these people. I think that if they would practice what they preach then this would be the most inspirational way to get others to join in and help. You know, in the end, programs don't help people, people help people. The last years tax return, Mr. Biden only gave $3000 of his millions to charity. What a shame. As a tax preparer, I have clients that give double that amount that make less than $50K a year.

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 12:30 AM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Great point. It seems it would take so little money to shelter the homeless compared to $850 billion. Th $287K theory sounds like it would work wonders for our economy.

    Answer by ...Ruth... at 12:33 AM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • even if the govt gave each american citizen $2822, do you really think most of it would go to paying bills off? the average household debt is tons more,and that would be just a drop in the bucket for most. besides, some debt is because of eradic spending practices, trying to live beyond your means, etc...a handout would not fix the mentality of that kind of debt. in a perfect world, yes, most of us would be able to pay off debt/loans, and would give every penny given by the govt to that debt/loan...but this ain't a perfect world. how many of us pay off a credit card, only to charge on it again? or pay off a car loan, to turn around and buy a new car? (there's too many ? in your post for my little mind to wrap around...this is all i got.)

    Answer by thehairnazi at 12:43 AM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • i might add, its not like they have $850 billion just sitting there, waiting to be used. it will come from us, the taxpayers. just like always. we'll pay for it one way or another.

    Answer by thehairnazi at 12:44 AM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • The premise of this question is flawed--bad math.

    Answer by MojitoMama at 2:12 AM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • because when we bailout big corporations republicans are happy that their money is going to be safe. when we feed the homeless and mentally ill they see it as a handout. it is sad taht this country doesn't take care of their own. but spends billions abroad.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:42 AM on Oct. 8, 2008