Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Alternate Bailout Plan

I don't have a degree in anything, and know nothing about a lot of things. Therefore I feel qualified to submit the following alternate plan to congress and the people.

I’m against the $700 Billion bailout of Wall Street. Instead, I’m in favor of giving the $700,000,000,000.00 to America. To make the math simple, let’s assume there are 200,000,000 bona fide U.S. citizens, aged 18 and over. Our population is about 300 million counting every man, woman and child. So, 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up. Now, divide 200 million (18+ adults) into $700 billion - that equals $3,500,000.00 each!

Of course, it would not be tax free. So, let’s assume a tax rate of 30%. Everyone would pay $1,050,000.00 in taxes. That sends $210 billion right back to Uncle Sam! It also means that every adult 18+ has $2,450,000.00 in their pocket. A husband and wife would have $4,900,000.00!

What would you do with $2,450,000.00 to $4,900,000.00?

Pay off your mortgage... housing crisis solved.
Open five different savings accounts... banking crisis solved.
Buy a couple of new cars to create jobs... unemployment problem solved.
Tell banks to keep their money... liquidity problem solved.
Purchase the best health insurance policy available... healthcare problem solved.
Send your children to the best private schools... education problem solved.

Golly-Gee I'm sure I missed something here!

(My sister sent me this, not sure who the original author is.)

Friday, September 19, 2008

5th Birthday @ the Virginia Air & Space Center

WHO? The Birthday Girl - Phoebe, w/Mom & Dad & Baby Brother Christopher. Cute Cousin AJ & Aunt Banana! New KG best best friend Lily, w/Mom Ruth. New KG friend Robby, w/Mom Cheryl. Very sweet 2nd-grade neighborhood kids Matt & Abby, w/Mom Joy & Baby Brother Jackson. Neighborhood friend Ana, w/Mom Shelley. Preschool friends Alyssa & Maddy w/Maddy's Dad Paul. Preschool friend Sam, w/Dad. And OMG, preschool friend Dylan w/Mom Jenn & horrible Little Brother Ryan - never again!

WHAT? A very cool science demonstration. An awesome motion simulator ride.

WHY? To celebrate my munchkin's 5th birthday!

WHERE? VASC.org

WHEN? 10am to Noon, Sat Sep 20th 2008.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Distracted by Facebook

What?! Only one blog entry for August, and none yet for September... you can tell I've been totally distracted by Facebook. Which is cool, I am very much enjoying being back in touch w/some of my old MDIHS friends. I'm likely to get back to blogging, now that some of the novelty has worn off w/facebook, and well because networking is different than blogging... I like both. Later! :)