How to win the argument de jour with logic and facts
'We Need A New Bailout Plan'
What the liberal whiners say:
'I'm against the $85 billion bailout plan for AIG and whoever else. Instead, I'm in favor of an $85 billion "we deserve it bailout plan"! It works like this. Instead of giving the money to some big, dumb corporation, WE, the taxpayers get it. Let's just say, to make the math easy, there's 200 million taxpayers. $85 billion, divided by 200 million is $425,000! My plan would send $425,000 to every taxpayer in America! Even after paying a 30% tax rate, that's STILL $297,500 for EACH taxpayer. So, a husband and wife would pocket, with MY plan, a cool $595,000! Imagine what you could do with almost $600,000 in cash from the government? Pay off that mortgage! Housing crisis solved! Buy a beautiful new American car...save GM! Pay for a great health care plan for you and your parents! Health care crisis solved! Not to mention all the new jobs created by the infusion of cash into our economy!'
'Even better! That means, $700 billion divided by 200 million, is $3,500,000 PER TAX PAYER!!!!! With that kind of money, you wouldn't even NEED to borrow money for a home, you simply pay CASH for a brand new MANSION...the boom in the construction industry alone would spark the economy!'
'Well then, why don't we just take that money offered by that top government official needs, to help him get $31 million that was trapped in Nigeria, when his client died in an auto accident there? All we have to do is send him our company's signed, stamped letterhead, along with our social security number and banking information, so they can transfer $5 million into our account to settle the transaction. That's $5 million per tax payer!'
Your winning, logical, reasoned arguments
1. Do you even OWN a CALCULATOR? 85 billion divided by 200 million is $425. Period. With that, you can buy a sandwich and a tank of gas. Second, the proposed bailout was $700 billion, not $85 billion, you couldn't even get that right.
2. OK, 700 billion divided by 200 million amounts to $3500 per tax payer. Not bad, but certainly not a fortune.
3. Now you're onto something. Give me your SS number now, and I'll send it in for you.