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Elimination of the Snakes - Show #123
Dan will be on vacation next week.
Earl and Patrick will be guest hosting.

A little on the debate before the Mail Bag.

Mail Bag:

Email to and from a few chosen representatives.

1) Russ Feingold

2) Tammy Baldwin

3) Herb Kolh

4) Nancy Pelosi

Two from Mike this week:

1) Letterman vs. McCain

2) An 11 year old loses 1st Amendment rights.

The Rest of the Show:

1) Bail out, Schmail out.

2) Sarah Palin Watch.





Direct download: eots_123.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:31pm CDT
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This idea sounds just crazy enough to possibly work, so naturally it won't be given serious consideration.  How great is our bureaucracy!!



Hi Pals,

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 bonafide
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 billion 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 their 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,

Birk

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!!


Category:Blog Posts -- posted at: 8:59pm CDT
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Elimination of the Snakes - Show #122
Dan's adventure in driveway resurfacing.

Mail Bag:

Mike sends one in from Fatimah Ali: 'Race war' in America.

One from Patrick on things Jay Leno supposedly said.(Urban Legends Reference Pages)

The Rest of the Show:

1) Teen plays football With prosthetic legs.

2) Sarah Palin Watch.

3) Palin's Yahoo email account hacked.

4) McCain's mailer creates controversy.

5) More on the coalition air strike in Pakistan.

6) Alvin Ailey performer: Israeli security made me dance.

A little shorter show this week due to the Packer/Dallas game.




Direct download: eots_122.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:23pm CDT
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Mail Bag:

Earl sends in a couple this week.

1) Bailing out Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac.

2) The Wedge Strategy - Center for Renewal of Science and Culture.

The Rest of the Show:

1) More on a story about a Nigerian immigrant.

2) Sarah Palin watch.

3) The world's largest particle collider in Switzerland.

4) Boy is suspended for using a broken pencil sharpener.
Snakes of the Week - Hilton Head Island International Baccalaureate Elementary School District.

5) Illegal immigrant story out of Waxahachie, Texas.

6) Ed Rollins on Obama's vice presidential choice.



Direct download: eots_121.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:44pm CDT
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Mail Bag:

Peter sends in a couple this week:

1) Mom indicted in deadly MySpace hoax.

2) CNN's Jack Cafferty on Sarah Palin.

The Rest of the Show:

1) Washington Post's view of Sarah Palin.

2) Sarah Palin's and John McCain's speeches.

3) More entrapment in Madison. Dad comments on Capital Times website.

4) A letter to Dan from John McCain.

5) Pakistan protests coalition air strike.



Direct download: eots_120.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:59pm CDT
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Elimination of the Snakes - Show #119
Mail Bag:

Earl sends in on the White House run being tied. (Earl has become a fan of Leo Laporte.)

Patrick - President C. D. Mote Jr. (University of Maryland) and the Amethyst Initiative.

The Rest of the Show:

1) Obama's acceptance speech, awesome.

2) McCain's chose for Vice President, WTF.

3) Debra Bartoshevich ex-democratic delegate to do ads for McCain.

4) Putin accuses U. S. of orchestrating Georgian War.

5) Ousted United Way of Central Carolina's CEO Gloria Pace King.



Direct download: eots_119.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:11pm CDT
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