Our government seems determined to subsidize large corporations and government offices. The price tag is enormous, but how will this bailout benefit the taxpayers who are ultimately footing the bill? It won’t. I have a solution that will make taxpayers happy and bounce the economy back in a matter of days.
Instead of spending billions on projects that may or may not produce jobs, send the money to the taxpayer. If the bailout money was divided up and paid out to each and every legal, taxpaying citizen of the U.S., we would all get a sizable chunk of cash to spend any way we want to spend it. Think of the possibilities! Automobiles would be purchased, vacations planned, school loans paid back, nonprofits would flourish when tithing citizens donated 10 percent, the homeless could afford to pay rent or even buy a place, jobless individuals could go back to school for training—the list is endless. The economy would boom! Every business of every kind would prosper and consumer confidence would reach an all-time high. Any president, senator or representative who [supported] this bill would never have to worry about being reelected.
I have no idea how much money each citizen would receive, but I know it is more than the $13 we have been told to expect in our paychecks once we get the “huge” tax break. No doubt some citizens would not spend their stimulus money wisely, but who cares! It’s their money. Every single taxpayer would receive the same amount to do with as they wish. No special treatment for rich or poor.
It would work! President Obama, please consider a package that will benefit the taxpaying, voting citizens of the United States.
— Jamie Sharp