What Could We Buy For A Trillion Dollars?

Thanks to the various government bailouts, I am still trying to wrap my head around what a trillion dollars really is. Trillion to me is the same as bazillion or gazillion…words that mean “a lot” but don’t really have specific value tied to them.

So, here is a list of stuff that each family in America could have received if the trillion was given to us instead of the monkeys on Wall Street. (You only get to pick one). In no particular order:

1 Chevy Aveo

20 gallons of gas every week for the next 3 years

90,000 Double Stuff Oreos

1 Chicken Nugget meal (w/medium drink) from Wendy’s for 4 1/2 years.

1,201,923 Q Tips.  (Or, using 5 per day, enough for 658 years)

For the men: 400 “sexual favors” in the worst part of your city. (Something like this):

Or 10 hours with Eliot Spitzer’s call girl:

One condom per day for the next 183 years. (You will need them if you get the sexual favors…or so I am told)


Six 50″ LCD High Def TV’s.

A 250 year subscription to TV Guide

One Twinkie per day for the next 47 years.

11,236 songs downloaded from Amazon. (50,000 if use use a Russian site…not that I am encouraging that).

10.8 years of a six pack of PBR, everyday. (UF – you would cut that number in half).

I think you get the picture. We are getting screwed!!! C’mon Hank and company, stop taking our money and giving it to thieves. If you must give it to someone, give it to us. At least we will buy cool stuff with it.

(Feel free to add to the list in the comments section).


3 Responses to What Could We Buy For A Trillion Dollars?

  1. nikkieg23 says:

    We Deserve It Dividend.
    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.

    I’m also against the 700,000,000.000 bail out of everyone else which is attached to another pork laden bill

    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 billon and 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?

    1. Pay off your mortgage – housing crisis solved.

    2. Repay college loans – what a great boost to new grads

    3. Put away money for college – it’ll be there

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

    5. Buy a new car – create jobs and a cleaner air quality

    6. Invest in the market – capital drives growth

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

    8. Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean – or else

    9. give it to senior citizens – Social Security funding solved

    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, this 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,

    A Citizen of the Republic


    send this along to your Representative, Senators, the leaders in both houses of congress and just as importantly BOTH Presidential candidates as well as the Vice President and President with this a very sobering thought on how to best use $85 Billion and 700 billion dollars.

    will it get any where i doubt it but i urge everyone who reads this to send it on to all your friends and family along with the ppl named above

  2. tannerleah says:

    Um…isn’t 85 billion divided by 200 miliion $425? Even if you use the 850 billion bailout number, don’t you still come up with $4250? Maybe a math expert could weigh in on this.

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