How hard do you work for money?

United States
September 19, 2009 4:02pm CST
Is the most coveted of all the money we work for the United States Dollar? Have you considered what the stimulus package equally divided would give to each individual if divided in such a manner? Let me see, 750 Billion Dollars divided by 300 million NO! wait how about 6 Billion people??? Do you have the answer to this written word problem, it might end all world problems???
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@beckish (639)
• United States
20 Sep 09
I work very hard for my money. And the way the government is handling the stimulus package really irritates me. It would make far more sense for them to give it to the people of the United States rather than to big companies and corporations. The fact that they are not giving it to the people clearly indicates the people are not the government's concern - big business is. If the money was given to the people the economy problems would be solved - instantly. So solving the problem must not be the ultimate agenda...
• United States
20 Sep 09
How does $2,500.00 in each person's hands help to prop up our economy? Big business needs to sell and if they cut the throats of the small businesses then no one survives because the bleeding out of our country has been through the corruption of the executives in the financial sector and the doctors that think they have tapped a golden vein when a bleeding patient comes through the door. Unfortunately the only cure is to look again at the elite and how they earned their wealth. The sharing of the wealth will be the only way that our country moves forward and that will probably begin with another look at the biggest business in our land. What business holds title or deed to the most amount property and buildings where a vast well of our wealth is contained?
@beckish (639)
• United States
20 Sep 09
Well, if I received money I would spend it - at both big and small businesses - which would help them sell - and thus help the economy. That is the way I was looking at it. If they give the money to the big businesses I fail to see how it helps the people in general. And since the government now owns part of Chrysler and GM - I will never buy another one of those cars. I will stick with Ford and Toyota, who are staying in business because they have good business practices, not because the government is giving them a handout....my two cents that may not be very clear because I have not had enough coffee yet this morning....
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• United States
20 Sep 09
You think like I think very much alike about being fiscally responsible, I really do agree with you but $2,500.00 seems a drop in the bucket as I look at what I have needed to borrow to have a house in a community that needs to be dolled up on the outside. I'd like to make my house maintenance free... That takes a lot of money, money that I spent in the court system and for education to get me on my way. Take a look at my latest conversation that I started and let me know which is the better letter, please? Now don't be intimidated by who is going to be addressed by this letter it also goes to the Federal Judge and the Defendant and the Clerk of Court... I might even send one to the First Lady...
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
20 Sep 09
YOU have got to be kidding me LOL Let ME know if you get a figure------------ quita88
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• United States
20 Sep 09
I have a figure, I just need a figure to match the figure that I have... Uhmmm, are we still talking math? One and one make three, or more heheheeheeee...
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
20 Sep 09
Don't you really think this discussion is about of our range? We ain't gonna get no money HE,he, he, he LA, La, te da !!!!!
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• United States
21 Sep 09
You don't mean that the social group that networks together keeps the money from getting to the poor who we are like? Them in that range up there keep for themselves and the poor don't know what we are missing? Them up there in that range over all of us do practice a form of socialism do they not?
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
20 Sep 09
Maybe a billion each? I think 600 into 700 is about that! Boy wouldnt that be nice to get no more worries money in the bank all bills paid could vacation all the time and really get the economy back huh?
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• United States
20 Sep 09
I wish it were all that easy... Maybe if we keep the money for ourselves then we could do much better... dividing 300 million into 750 Billion might fare much better than sharing with the rest of the world, we could each have like $2,500.00 yet I think we need the rest of the world to exist ourselves, at least in a comfortable manner. I think the key is just that sharing... and $2,500.00 is not really all that much money in the grand scheme of one or two hundred thousand dollar mortgages, with doctors health insurance cares that cost more than a mortgage payment. Two bubbles in need of being popped so the poor can get a foot up the ladder and their heads above water.
@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Sep 09
Dawns don't do math. Not willingly, anyway. Well what is 750 divided by 6? 125, right? So that would be 125 billion? I'll take a percentage...
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Sep 09
See, I told you Dawns don't do math. 125....
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• United States
20 Sep 09
Your first answer was the answer that I was thinking also not doing the math correctly either was I? I was making a reply to someone else and it hit me the answer was far less than what I was thinking and sure enough I had a person respond to point out the very fact that I realized was the truth. I'm really glad that I worded the post the way that I did, because it doesn't read as bad as I was thinking but hey' you know what they used to say about the first million? Now make that a Billion and we have the same struggle. At least some of us do, I know I'm a struggling poor, obviously...
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@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Sadly, regardless of the good intention with this notion, are the realities that A)it doesn't matter who gets said funds, the creation of it in the firstplace has devalued all dollars in circulation and B) After a very shorttime, economic distribution would look just about the same as it did before, with those who are monetarily suave getting the money back while those who are loose with their money (the majority of people) would have spent it all (on something the aformentioned suave have or no how to sell). DR...
• United States
23 Sep 09
Yep... You nailed that right on the head, as soon as I think I'm gaining I find that I'm having to pay for things some of which I really don't need, although I feel that some of these things are required.
@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
20 Sep 09
I have not took the time to try to figure it up. I work seven days a week to make money though. It is not that I am greedy though. I have to work that many days to make sure to make enough for the bills and to buy things.
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• United States
20 Sep 09
I know what you mean the bills just won't stop as they keep marching on... And it isn't like I wanted more than the other guy, but I look around and see what some people have and I wonder why the disparity? While they are in their comfortable place and I have this anxiety of being able to pay the next payment, knowing that I can't have the nice house or the new car and one bill out of place and I could end up on the streets and then there is the issue of my licensing for my employment. Did you know there is a limit to how many hours I can work? The tell me how many hours I can work and how I'm to do my job and when I do everything that I'm told to do there is no protection for doing my job correctly when I get accused of not being a good person (defamation). The courts allowed the detective to violate me and then my wife violated me and the courts actually suggested that if I couldn't make the child support payments that they demanded of me that I should take on a second job??? Uhmmm that would require me to quit my current job and a second job won't hardly pay what I'm earning now... Or did they think I could get a degree and move up the social ladder with this great burden upon my back? Grrrrr! The elite in the court system are kicking poor people down the ladder by stepping on our fingers.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
20 Sep 09
Let's see..6,000,000,000 / 750,000,000,000 = 125,000,000,000 (I think) My calculator doesn't figure that high. lol If that's true, I don't want it. Just give me $100,000 and I'll be totally happy because it would pay my mortgage in full, both cars in full and pay off all old debt so we can then live comfortably on our 2 part-time jobs. As for ending all world problems...probably not because there is always some moron political goofball who will cause even more debt somehow.
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• United States
20 Sep 09
That is exactly what I was thinking and then reality came crashing in, if you do the reverse, 125 X 6 Billion equals? I think the global gift would be a lot smaller than what we were thinking originally...
@satan88 (586)
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
19 Sep 09
i have to say i don't really understand this but 750,000,000,000 dollars diveded by 6,000,000,000 is 125 dollars per person i think. I wouldn't mind an extra 125 dollars.
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• United States
19 Sep 09
Your right, I wouldn't mind a few extra dollars myself... I think I was tripping on all the zero's... My thoughts went into the billions and never came back, I'd love to have a billion dollars... Or better yet a couple of million. Not everyone will have that much but some actually make it into such a lifestyle. I can't fathom what that would be like???