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  •  It can't actually be a 100% return to the people (0+ / 0-)

    because there's some cost in collecting, administering, and distributing the money. So my first question is, how much would that cost?

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:08:57 PM PST

    •  Take this with a big grain of salt (0+ / 0-)

      but if you recall several years ago everybody was given some kind of tax rebate which was a check from the government.  At the time I think I heard that the administrative costs were 1 to 2 percent.  If this were a quarterly event, it would be interesting to hear the argument whether this would cause the administrative costs (on a percentage basis) to actually go up or down.

      But it would be interesting to go back and see if there was any good reporting on what the administrative costs were.  Of course, as I get older, I can't even remember when that was.  Was that shortly after Bush got elected the first time?  Or was that part of the stimulus in 2008/2009?  

      We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

      by theotherside on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 04:36:12 PM PST

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