18 January 2009

Slightly off Topic!

I posted this over on my whiney blog, and then had an idea that made it fit here. And since I don't like to waste copy. . .

Never one to miss out on free publicity, Larry Flynt, along with "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis, has traveled to Washington, DC, to ask Congress for a $5 billion bailout.

Meanwhile, a coalition representing the commercial real estate industry is also asking for a bailout.

So, the banks, auto industry, several cities, the retail association, and these latest guys all want money because you and I aren't spending enough money. And they want the government to take more money from us to give to them. Meanwhile, Obamessiah is giving us all about $8 a week to stimulate the economy.

Here's my plan: Everyone over the age of 21 (the Federal mandated legal drinking age) who filed an income tax return in 2008 should get $100,000 (tax free). And when we file our return for the next year, we must include the receipts for purchases that equal $90,000 or more. Any money put into savings, retirement accounts or used to pay any debts will be taxed at our normal tax rate.

Assuming that there are 300,000,000 people, and 25% are under the age of 21 (data from here), that leaves 225 million people who will receive the cash. The government will spend $22.5 Billion (correction: trillion. Thanks, Kevin. Ignore the rest of the sentence.), far less than the predicted $700 Billion just going to the banks!

Think about it. You could buy a car and some porn, and make everyone happy!

Me? I'd buy a cool car, then a brew sculpture from B3, and a little brewhouse in the back yard to house it, complete with walk-in cooler!

Write your Congresscritter today!

Back to beer next time.


posted by hiikeeba at 11:12


Blogger Kevin said...

That would be a great idea but your numbers are off. It would cost the government $22.5 TRILLION. About 3x's more than the current plan.

12:58 PM  
Blogger hiikeeba said...

Stupid decimal place! :(

2:47 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

Given the crisis in hops and barley prices, I think the government should bail out the microbrewing industry.

7:06 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home