she said that if we took the bail out money that is expected to be going to help with the buy outs is something like 14trillion dollars. ok today i saw that it was more like 8.5 either way my mom was saying at dinner that instead of taking the money to bail out these companies with all that money why not divide all that money to each adult citizen in the US equally and then pay back as a tax half that so really we get 200k that would come out to somewhere around 400k per each since there is about 14 million citizens in the US and she said think of what the citizens would do with that kind of money in one lump sum. wouldn't they be buying, investing and helping pay into this weakened economy. it's really the citizens that determine how wealthy our nation is but when we suffer the country suffers....so i thought i liked this idea.
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Answer by kaycee14 at 5:35 PM on Nov. 26, 2008
While these still sound wonderful and lots of people will have pipe dreams to blow it all on - try to step back and think of the damage that a national debt of over 20 Trillion (or even 12 Trillion) dollars would do to our country.
Where do you think this money comes from? Does the government just wave a wand and it magically appears? Do they just print more? No and no. They sell bonds to foreign investors and foreign governments, lately that's been China.
How "tough" do you think our government can be about imports from these countries or other international issues when these countries pretty much own us? And for what - so we can go blow more money on useless crap, fancy trips, and gourmet kitchens? Think about. And may our great-great-great-grandchildren thank us instead of cursing us.
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