Thursday, February 12, 2009

The NEW stimulus package!

Ok, so there are something like 150,000 individual income tax returns filed each year.  Now, suppose 50% of those are joint returns (probably a high number, actually, but I've yet to find any good statistics on the number of individual returns that are joint filings).  The gov't is about to (?) sign an $800,000,000,000.00 (just wanted you to see all the zeroes in that number!) stimulus package.  I say, let's add a zero... make it trillion instead of hundred billion.  And let's just even it off at 10 trillion (instead of 8 trillion), which is approximately the balance of the US debt (as of 2009/02/11, the US debt is $10,713,124,215,572.20, according to

Take that $10,000,000,000,000.00 and give it to those who filed individual tax returns, with those filing jointly getting a double-share.  That's about 44,444 for individual filers, 88,888 for joint filers.  Tell me that people wouldn't be paying off debts, buying cars, and generally stimulating the economy!  And we'd only double the US debt!  Pretty nifty, if you ask me!  I'd like to thank a friend at work (Phillip) for inspiration for this plan.  Time to call your congressmen?

1 comment:

Christy said...

Man yeah! It they're really wanting to get us to spend OUR money, at least let us do it the way we want to. I don't know about all these gov't leaders. It seems like you have to have a Ph.D. in schmuckness to be one.