Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Birk Economic Recovery Plan

From a friend - wouldn't THIS be a hoot?!? ;-)

I’m against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.

Instead, I’m in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a We Deserve It Dividend.

To make the math simple, let’s assume there are 200,000,000 bona fide U.S. Citizens 18+.

Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up….

So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billon that equals $425,000.00.

My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a We Deserve It Dividend.

Of course, it would NOT be tax free. So let’s assume a tax rate of 30%.

Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes. That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.

But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in his or her pocket. A husband and wife has $595,000.00.

What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family? Pay off your mortgage – housing crisis solved.

Repay college loans – what a great boost to new grads!

Put away money for college – it’ll be there!

Save in a bank – create money to loan to entrepreneurs.

Buy a new car – create jobs.

Invest in the market – capital drives growth.

Pay for your parent’s medical insurance – health care improves.

Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean – or else.

Remember, this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we’re going to re-distribute wealth let’s really do it…instead of trickling out a puny $1000.00 ( “vote buy” ) economic incentive that is being proposed by one of our candidates for President.

If we’re going to do an $85 billion bailout, let’s bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+!

As for AIG – liquidate it. Sell off its parts. Let American General go back to being American General. Sell off the real estate. Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.

Here’s my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn’t.

Sure it’s a crazy idea that can “never work.”

But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party? How do you spell Economic Boom?

I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion We Deserve It Dividend more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC.

And remember, The Birk plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.

Ahhh…I feel so much better getting that off my chest.

Kindest personal regards,

T. J. Birkenmeier, A Creative Guy & Citizen of the Republic
PS: Feel free to pass this along to your pals as it’s either good for a laugh or a tear or a very sobering thought on how to best use $85 Billion!!


Friday, September 12, 2008

OK, I MAY be offline for a bit ..................................

LOTS of places are having electricity turned off proactively .............................

Hat tip to Bayou Renaissance Man for the link - below is OUR predicted 'cane impact ....................

Flood Watch
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hurricane Wind Warning

Today: Tropical storm conditions expected, with hurricane conditions possible. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 89. North wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to between 30 and 35 mph. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

Tonight: Hurricane conditions expected. Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 78. East wind 40 to 50 mph increasing to between 45 and 65 mph. Winds could gust as high as 85 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Saturday: Hurricane conditions expected. Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 83. South wind 45 to 65 mph becoming west 35 to 40 mph. Winds could gust as high as 85 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Saturday Night: Tropical storm conditions possible, with hurricane conditions also possible. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a low around 78. Southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

From my Colonel ............................................

Absolutely The Funniest Joke Ever! NOT!!!

(and it was "ON US !)
I was going to pontificate on several issues today, but I was reminded of something so funny and horrific at the same time, I have decided this is the only message of the day.

What was the reason given for developing the Department of Energy during the Carter administration ?
We have spent multi billions of dollars in support of this agency and I am willing to bet not one person who reads this will remember the reason given.

It was very simple.





Dunno if y'all saw this over on LawDog's or MattG's blogs ....................................

for whatever reason, doing an embed doesn't always work, so I provided a link to YouTube if the embed doesn't work for you - very powerful message to Mr. Obama ..........................

Direct YouTube link HERE


Saturday, September 6, 2008

;-) From my Colonel .....................................................

A president's pension currently is
$191,300 per year,
until he is 80 years old.

Assuming the next president lives to age 80. Sen. McCain would receive ZERO pension as he would reach 80 at the end of two terms as president. Sen. Obama would be retired for 26 years after two terms and would receive $4,973,800 in pension.

Therefore it would certainly make economic sense to elect McCain in November.

How's that for non partisan thinking ???


On a personal note: D. is OK, power is back on in their apartment, & J. is back WITH her - she did have an episode of tachycardia, evaluated by medical-types, determined to be due to an anxiety-conversion situation, now that her adrenaline levels have returned to semi-normal ..........................