Comments on: Fox Business claims weekend OT Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: Robert Mon, 02 Feb 2009 19:16:53 +0000 More quotes on FOXBusiness please… ess/2007/01/31/irena-briganti-quote-mac_ e_39570.html

By: hanmi Wed, 01 Oct 2008 07:52:23 +0000 Is it business journalism or journalism business?

By: John Tue, 30 Sep 2008 22:18:34 +0000 this seems like a giant game of monopoly. and someone let their 2 year old sibling be the banker.

oh I take that back, a 2 year old probably would have stopped the game when the money ran out!

By: wolf Tue, 30 Sep 2008 17:54:48 +0000 Viral Needed!

The Ben Stein Proposal

On Larry King Monday, ( 2008.09.29 ), Ben Stein proposed that instead of rewarding the banks, who caused this situation in the first place, that Congress should simply give the money to us. ( $700B / 300M Americans = about $2,333.33 ea. ). Americans could use these funds to help pay off those bad loans, which means that some of the “bad paper” would now become “good paper”, thus benefiting some of the banks.

Those banks most able to recoup from this would be the ones not overextended in the bad credit/loans in the first place. Those most overstretched would go under anyways — as well they should. The whole issue of Golden Parachutes becomes moot.

Those of us Americans who are not in this category of having bad mortgages or credit could simply spend the money, which would boost the economy as a whole.

This is not perfect nor without faults ( like inflation ), but it puts Main Street out ahead, before those lending institutions who created this mess. In the Monday’s proposal, Congress would have saddled the American Public with a $700B debt, while still enforcing those bad loans on everyday-America – and not offering much, if any, relief for them.

We need to do Ben Stein’s proposal. And the clock is ticking.

Please forward this to as many people as possible. This needs to go viral. Let Congress know, that you believe that Americans should get first dibs on their own money!