So if the point of the stimulus plan is to kickstart consumer demand, i.e. spending, then why not give every registered voter or taxpayer 30k dollars?
I received an email today with pretty much the same plan. It said a bit more:When Russell Crowe was on the Tonight Show, he spoke for a few minutes about our current crisis and here's what he proposed instead of a $700 billion bail-out:
Give every United States citizen (all 300 million or so) 1 million dollars to spend as we please! It would be one heck of a lot cheaper and it would definitely stimulate the economy and probably create lots of jobs because I'm sure many of us would use some of the money to start new small businesses, purchase new cars etc . I was never even a particular fan of his but that is not a bad idea.
I received an email today with pretty much the same plan. It said a bit more:
This was an article from the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper on Sunday. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on "How Would You Fix the Economy?" This guy nailed it!
Dear President Obama,
There's about 40 million people over 50 in the work force.
Pay them $1 million apiece severance with stipulations:
1) They leave their jobs. Forty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.
2) They buy NEW American cars. Forty million cars ordered - Auto Industry fixed..
3) They either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - Housing Crisis fixed.
They could call this instant relief program the "Fifties Asset Relief Tender"...... or F.A.R.T. ....