If I Had 700 Billion Dollars

I just came across this article at the Consumerist, talking about somethings that we could buy as a country with 700 billon dollars. The list is based off an New York Times  article that illustrates, with a great illustration,  the cost of the war in Iraq. 

My favorite, for $700 billon, you could provide Universal healthcare for everyone without health insurance….. for 7 f-ing years…. Lets do that, I think that healthcare is a much better investment then some shady investment banks. I’m Looking at you Ron WydenGordon Smith, and all you silly Representatives

If I Had 700 Billion Dollars

I just came across this article at the Consumerist, talking about somethings that we could buy as a country with 700 billon dollars. The list is based off an New York Times  article that illustrates, with a great illustration,  the cost of the war in Iraq. 
My favorite, for $700 billon, you could provide Universal healthcare for everyone without health insurance….. for 7 f-ing years…. Lets do that, I think that healthcare is a much better investment then some shady investment banks. I’m Looking at you Ron WydenGordon Smith, and all you silly Representatives

$3320.71

These bailouts are starting to get to get our of control. Its starting to feel like big business just needs to become SO large and be so unethical that they have to be bailed out. So I have to been thinking about what a bailout for the normal people of this country. People that have not done the wrong thing, people like Jo and myself. We pay our taxes, our mortgage, dont live off credit cards. We if we took a Trillion dollars and divided it by the current population? According to google the current population is 301,139,947. So if we do the math;

$1,000,000,000,000.00   the proposed cost of the current bailout

                              ÷

            301,139,947  the current population according to google 

                      $3320.7152022245657  the amount of bailout

                                                   money per each person in the US.

So that would be a bailout that I could get behind. Give me $3320.71 thats a few mortgage payments. While now giving everyone in this country $3320.71 might not be a good idea. I mean I’m sure Co would love to pocket that kind of scratch. He would be rolling around in hand made strollers and cashmere diapers. But that does not sound right, as a tax payer I should not be funding a 5 month olds need for high end under garments. So what if we just gave the 1 Trillion to people that filed taxes last year. According to the IRS the number is 139,300,000. Lets do the math!

$1,000,000,000,000.00   the proposed cost of the current bailout

                              ÷

            139,300,000  the amount of people that filled taxes in 2007 

                      $7178.75089734386  the amount of bailout

                                                   money per each person in the US.

$7178.75 per person, In the end the money still goes to the banks that need the loans re-payed. I think you get the same results, and we also dont reward people and companies for doing a bad job. That’s $14357.50 for a our household… I’ll take it!!

That’s My Gal, The One With The Lipstick

This article by George Saunders hit the nail on the head;

So, when Barack Obama says he will put some lipstick on my pig, I am, like, Are you calling me a pig? If so, thanks! Pigs are the most non-Élite of all barnyard animals. And also, if you put lipstick on my pig, do you know what the difference will be between that pig and a pit bull? I’ll tell you: a pit bull can easily kill a pig. And, as the pig dies, guess what the Hockey Mom is doing? Going to her car, putting on more lipstick, so that, upon returning, finding that pig dead, she once again looks identical to that pit bull, which, staying on mission, the two of them step over the dead pig, looking exactly like twins, except the pit bull is scratching his lower ass with one frantic leg, whereas the Hockey Mom is carrying an extra hockey stick in case Todd breaks his again. But both are going, like, Ha ha, where’s that dumb pig now? Dead, that’s who, and also: not a smidge of lipstick.

My favirote part.

 

Via Daring Fireball Via The New Yorker