Have you heard the one about how "if we split up the $700 billion, everyone would get $400,000" (or $40,000, or whatever)?
It made me optimistic for about 10 seconds, until fact-checker me did the math.
Counting kids and the undocumented, we'd all get about $2,000, folks. If it were divided per household, each of those would see about six grand.
Now, $1.3 trillion? That's walking around money! Welcome to the United States of the Federal Reserve. (Not really; it's still not enough to pay anything off in this household.)
On another note, I read that the Springfield, Missouri, School District is set to become larger than ours. It got me thinking about my "investment" in education (being a property owner and all).
If $300 million is the Kansas City, Missouri, School District's annual budget, and there are about 21,000 kids in that system, why doesn't $14,000 per student add up to anything like adults who can use a calculator to divide 700,000,000,000 by 305,000,000 before spreading around misinformation? Or better yet, people who can estimate that in their heads and spew out a retort posthaste.
Can you tell I've been reading founding-father-era fodder?