Seven hundred billion or else

Posted by Ginkgo100 | 11:31 AM

Here's what you could do with $700,000,000,000 (from jbreazeale, from dihard):

  • Give every person in the US $2,300 or give every household $6,200. (Think about it another way: this will cost each person in the US $2,300.)
  • Pay the income taxes of every American who makes $500,000 or less a year.
  • Fully fund the Defense, Treasure, Education, State Veterans Affairs and Interior departments next year, as well as NASA.
  • Buy gasoline for every car in the US for 16 months.
  • Buy every NFL, NBA, and MLB team and build each one a new stadium - and pay your players $191 million each for a year
  • Create the 17th largest economy in the world - roughly equal to that of the Netherlands.
  • Or you could pay off just 7% of the $9.8 trillion national debt
But to hear about half of Washington D.C. and most of the people I've heard on the radio talk, instead we MUST buy a bunch of bad debt with it RIGHT NOW OR THE SKY WILL FALL IN ON OUR HEADS!

I wonder what you think of Dave Ramsey's so-called "Common Sense Fix"? It certainly sounds like a better idea than what was defeated in the House yesterday.

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