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In these trying economic times I think the CEP would work...read on

The Cianflone Economic Recovery Plan (Yes my last name is Cianflone )


I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.

Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a 'We Deserve It Dividend'.

To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bon-a-fide U.S. Citizens 18+.

Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up..

So divide 200 million adults 18+into $85 billion that equals $425,000.00.

My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a 'We Deserve It Dividend'.

Of course, it would NOT be tax free. So let's assume a tax rate of 30%.

Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes. That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.

But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket. A husband and wife has $595,000.00.

What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?

Pay off your mortgage - housing crisis solved.

Repay college loans - what a great boost to new grads

Put away money for college - it'll be there

Save in a bank - create money to loan to entrepreneurs.

Buy a new car - create jobs

Invest in the market - capital drives growth

Pay for your parent's medical insurance - health care improves

Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean - or else

Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+including the folks who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it...instead of trickling out a puny $1000.00 ( "vote buy" ) economic incentive that is being proposed by one of our candidates for President.

If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+!

As for AIG - liquidate it.

Sell off its parts.

Let American General go back to being American General.

Sell off the real estate.

Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.

Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't.

Sure it's a crazy idea that can "never work."

But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!

How do you spell Economic Boom?

I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion 'We Deserve It Dividend' more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC .

And remember, The Cianflone plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.


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ugh...

Fail.

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Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100.
If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
So, that's what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. 'Since you are all such good customers,' he said, 'I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20. 'Drinks for the ten now cost just $80. The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected.
They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men - the paying customers?
How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?' They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.
So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.
And so the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% savings).
The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 ( 22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).
Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.
'I only got a dollar out of the $20,' declared the sixth man.
He pointed to the tenth man,' but he got $10! ''Yeah, that's right,' exclaimed the fifth man.
'I only saved a dollar, too.. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I! ''That's true!!' shouted the seventh man.
'Why should he get $10 back when I got only two?
The wealthy get all the breaks!
''Wait a minute,' yelled the first four men in unison. 'We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!
'The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up. The next night the tenth man (the richest) didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!
And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

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I love that one. The tax system made simple for the unwashed masses (who really don't care anyway, because base emotions like jealousy and envy override reason everytime)

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So divide 200 million adults 18+into $85 billion that equals $425,000.00.

FAIL!

Do the math you crazy Canuk!
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and too bad the world can't really see this, someone send this to the debate because the morron is speaking again

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ugh...

Fail.

let me guess your a democrat you know what gave it away? No sense of humor

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So divide 200 million adults 18+into $85 billion that equals $425,000.00.

FAIL!

Do the math you crazy Canuk!
My fellow Barringtonite, you failed to read the last line "I suck at math!"

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I love that one. The tax system made simple for the unwashed masses (who really don't care anyway, because base emotions like jealousy and envy override reason everytime)
Rob...stop it....this is the internet...and your trying to make sense of it!

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let me guess your a democrat you know what gave it away? No sense of humor
Nope, I'm voting for the Green M&M.

I have a great sense of humor, but only laugh at something that is funny, like your math skills.

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Nope, I'm voting for the Green M&M.

I have a great sense of humor, but only laugh at something that is funny, like your math skills.

I stand corrected

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i would get oversized shiny wheels for my 12 year old car with my share.

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and too bad the world can't really see this, someone send this to the debate because the morron is speaking again
Which one?




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this isnt your plan :P

and the thread title should be

FWD: FWD: FWD: FWD: FWD: FWD: FWD: FWD: FWD: FWD: FWD: FWD: FWD: NEW TAX PLAN LOL!

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I'm watching "the mentalist" on my dvr. I cant even watch this debate. they sound like a couple of friggin idiots.




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I'm watching "the mentalist" on my dvr. I cant even watch this debate. they sound like a couple of friggin idiots.
Haha I just started that too.

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im watching "The Happening" instead of everyone committing suicide based on plants, they can change it to the stock market and turn it into an american documentary

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I love that one. The tax system made simple for the unwashed masses (who really don't care anyway, because base emotions like jealousy and envy override reason everytime)
Yes, I care not for th rich

I'll worry about my high taxes if I'm ever rich, till then here comes the shaft


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That would be sweet if that plan worked and we all got a nice chunk of money. Definatly would do more for the economy then this peice of shit bailout plan is doing. Imagine how many jobs would be created alone for the automotive field. Just a sudden rush of business. Homes being bought up like crazy. People getting out of debt.

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Rick, this was a funny thread. Thanks.
Finally another person sees the humor! Your welcome Justin!

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