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ARGeezer:
it would take around $35 trillion.
Thank you melvin!  

well, i heard there are 32 trillion parked offshore in tax hideaways, that should cover it nicely..i'm sure we could rustle up the other 3 t. somehow, maybe taxing forex, funnelling it all through one UN-mandated portal, and skimming a cent on every dollar to be slated for micro lending and aid. the 'players' wouldn't miss it, and we'd solve the credit crunch pronto.

oh, and legalise and tax hemp too. it's a lot cheaper to get the peeps happy than to keep them tased into submission, and the authoritarians'll be able to use the cloth for all those nice uniforms they're so kinky for...

win-win, now shurrup and watch the telly like a good consumer!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Oct 25th, 2008 at 08:30:56 PM EST
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