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Forum Post: What you could've bought with the big bank bailout

Posted 7 years ago on April 19, 2012, 9:51 p.m. EST by jeremylin56 (23)
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What else would you guys have spent you $2500 portion of the bailout on?



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[-] 3 points by GypsyKing (8702) 7 years ago

A donation to the homeless and the hopeless, especially those who have been devistated by tornados.

[-] 2 points by jakem1331 (19) 7 years ago

good point about the bailout - you're right, but I think the point is that the money lent to save the financial system could have been used in other places..though it would not have been paid back, unless the economy really saw a huge boost from it..hindsight is 20/20

[-] 2 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 7 years ago

A time machine to bring back Michael Jordan

[-] 2 points by jeremylin56 (23) 7 years ago

i probably would have put a down payment for a new car..but the burj khalifa does sound great lmao

[-] 2 points by jakem1331 (19) 7 years ago

I would've started saving for college earlier..

[-] 1 points by JadedGem (895) 7 years ago

I want a greenhouse! Over the weekend I was planting my first garden at the ex's. His mom is giving me help and tips since I'm new at it. I'd go for a greenhouse and heirloom seed. His neighbors have annoying free range chickens even though our lots are only a couple of acres. I'm trying to talk the ex into getting a couple of goats for shits and grins. We could fence the property but goats always get out and ....... His mom suggested peacocks but I'd rather eat goat. I got a butt load of plants for $20. I need a rototiller. Yep, I'd take that money and put it into growing my own food.

[-] 1 points by jeremylin56 (23) 7 years ago

That's probably a good idea

[-] 1 points by jakem1331 (19) 7 years ago

there were so many things we could have bought..

[-] 1 points by jeremylin56 (23) 7 years ago

great idea GypsyKing, how about a way to fix the broken political machine too? that might be more expensive

[-] 1 points by jeremylin56 (23) 7 years ago

Man MJ has nothin on linsanity

[-] 1 points by slammersworlwillremainhere (-34) from New York, NY 7 years ago

it wasn't a "bailout" it was money loaned to banks...and has been mostly returned, at a profit

more to the point...what could you have done with your share of the stimulus.....which now stands at about 2.4 Trillion...(since it was added to the budget 'baseline' and appropriated/spent each year since 2009)

but, unless you donated to Obama, you don't get a cut........