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Give every taxpayer in the country $50,000 and let us pay our bills with it, buy new cars, buy gold, use as down payments on houses, whatever.

120 million taxpayers x $50,000 = $6 Trillion, or less than we're currently throwing away on Wall Street and other banksters.

Inflation resulting? Uh, yeah, which should fix this destructive deflation we're experiencing now. Excessive borrowing? Uh, no more than now. Less, actually. Irresponsible? See previous remark.
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I'm pretty sure my kid would be pissed off if I robbed him blind before he even had a chance to make his first paycheck.
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I'm pretty sure my kid would be pissed off if I robbed him blind before he even had a chance to make his first paycheck.
Explain your use of the conditional tense?
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Give every taxpayer in the country $50,000 and let us pay our bills with it, buy new cars, buy gold, use as down payments on houses, whatever.

120 million taxpayers x $50,000 = $6 Trillion, or less than we're currently throwing away on Wall Street and other banksters.

Inflation resulting? Uh, yeah, which should fix this destructive deflation we're experiencing now. Excessive borrowing? Uh, no more than now. Less, actually. Irresponsible? See previous remark.
Makes more sense then the stimulas..

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Give every taxpayer in the country $50,000 and let us pay our bills with it, buy new cars, buy gold, use as down payments on houses, whatever.

120 million taxpayers x $50,000 = $6 Trillion, or less than we're currently throwing away on Wall Street and other banksters.

Inflation resulting? Uh, yeah, which should fix this destructive deflation we're experiencing now. Excessive borrowing? Uh, no more than now. Less, actually. Irresponsible? See previous remark.
I think Bernanke would agree with you but unfortunately the funds have to pass through the Pelosi pork sausage making machine. That's the problem.
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Explain your use of the conditional tense?
Good point. What we've done so far isn't nearly so blatant though. He will be more pissed when he gets old enough to understand it, and I already am.
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Good point. What we've done so far isn't nearly so blatant though. He will be more pissed when he gets old enough to understand it, and I already am.
I would own up to sins and shortcomings of our generation.
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Give every taxpayer in the country $50,000 and let us pay our bills with it, buy new cars, buy gold, use as down payments on houses, whatever.

120 million taxpayers x $50,000 = $6 Trillion, or less than we're currently throwing away on Wall Street and other banksters.

Inflation resulting? Uh, yeah, which should fix this destructive deflation we're experiencing now. Excessive borrowing? Uh, no more than now. Less, actually. Irresponsible? See previous remark.
I like the idea but let’s make it even better. Give all taxpayer’s $20,000 because some people can go through money like shit through a goose’s ass. Then give every employer $20,000 for every new employee they hire for and keep for one year.

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How about we all handle our own shit and tell the gov't to fuck off? When did it become acceptable to expect the gov't to remedy all financial issues? Does anyone realize how fucking stupid that idea is? Fox in charge of the hen house indeed.
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What situation would we be in now, if AIG gone,GM & Chrysler in bankrupt, no TARP, no bailout, nothing?
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