Okay, before we go into this, let me be clear about one thing. I have never been one to suggest that our government spend money.
We send billions of dollars to countries that hate us, sell and give weapons to groups of people who end up using them against us, put embassies in places that we have no business having embassies in; and then don’t defend those embassies against attack, etc., but I digress.
There are an estimated 314 million (it was 313 point something, so I rounded up) people in The United States of America according to the 2012 Census numbers. The number of people who are over 18 years of age with valid Social Security Numbers is probably less, but I’m going to go with the 314 million number for this blog because I’m lazy and don’t feel like doing the research.
Since our government prints money like it’s going out of style and spends billions upon billions on nonsense, I see no reason why the following proposal shouldn’t be able to be implemented.
Why not divide a meager 1 billion dollars among every legal citizen with a valid Social Security Number who is over the age of 18?
This would be approximately 3.1 million dollars per person, if there were 314 million people receiving this money.
Obviously, there will be less people receiving the money but we’re not doing the research because this is just a blog and I can’t be bothered to do actual investigative journalism. Hell, the news media doesn’t even do that. If you said “follow the money” to the average journalist they would have no clue what you were talking about. All they are is parrots of the Associated Press and thus are mouthpieces for Obama, et al, and various corporations. And nothing more. But, again, I digress.
This would stimulate the ever-loving shit out of the economy, and it would be a drop in the bucket for a government that is already 17 trillion in debt and going deeper by the day. We’re already spending the money, on ridiculous crap overseas, why not help out our own people for a change?