Some Not So Dumb Questions….
Yes, dumb questions – then again maybe not so dumb -- maybe just common sense.
First: Why not give the $850 million dollars of stimulus money directly to the people?
We have approximately 250 million people in this country. Let’s say a third of that population belongs to families. 250 million divided by 3 = about 84 million families. Divide $800 billion by 84 million families and you get about $9600 per family. Some of that will be used to pay off debt by the family but a lot would be used to purchase things, thus stimulating the economy directly.
Yeah, I know. One answer is that the government doesn’t give a crap about helping on controlling. But I wonder if there are economic reason – not political.
Second: We’ve spent less than 10 percent of the allocated stimulus money. Why?
BHO cried that if we didn’t stimulate the economy IMMEDIATELY we would have a disaster of unprecedented proportions. Yet, we have spent less than 10 percent of the $800 billion dollars allocated.
Has the Administration or Congress second thoughts? Did China more or less threaten to not buy the hundreds of billions of dollars of our stimulus debt? Or has it been just pure incompetence on the part of the bureaucracy?
Third: Why not give citizenship to illegal aliens if the serve in the US Armed Forces?
This is an idea right out of Robert Heinlein’s’ book Starship Troopers.
If an illegal alien enlists for 4 years (I did – not for 2 years at the time because I enlisted with a special arm of the Army – the Army Security Agency. This would be a special enlistment too) and is discharged honorably, he or she gains immediate citizenship.
You would think by serving four years honorably in the Army it would make a good citizen out of them. One plus is that they would have to learn English to serve properly.
There you go. Anyone have any answers?