YO! Gimme a dollar.

Did you know you can send money to the government to help pay off the national debt?

No. Seriously.

Stop laughing.

You can make a donation to the government, and BY LAW (31 U.S.C. 3113) that money has to be used toward the reduction of the public debt.

This boggles the mind. It boggles the mind even more to see how much has already been dontaed over the years:

Gift Contributions
Fiscal Year Totals
2009 $ 3,063,057.05
2008 $ 2,189,358.89
2007 $ 2,624,862.42
2006 $ 1,646,209.41
2005 $ 1,455,541.65
2004 $ 664,911.25
2003 $ 1,277,423.40
2002 $ 744,675.06
2001 $ 1,645,082.28
2000 $ 1,868,891.93
1999 $ 1,457,510.59
1998 $ 1,535,541.02
1997 $ 955,897.15
1996 $ 1,985,175.10

As of today, 4/20/10, donations exceed $1,584,648.63 for the year. As you can see, recession be damned, donations are climbing. As for who gives this money…who knows? Who cares? Honestly. The mere fact that its being done is mind blowing.

Imagine…in a way, you could ostensibly TELL the government how you want your tax dollars used.

Make a donation, write it off on next years taxes (I’m assuming you can…it IS a donation after all), and when you enter that credit into your tax form, you’ve essentially done more than any tea party protester, left-wing nut with a sign, or television talking head.

No more, “I don’t want my tax dollars going to pay for __________!” (Inserting whatever taxpayer funded issues chap your ass) You can now be assured that your hard earned money is going to pay down the debt.

Sure, you old cynic, you say they’ll just turn around and borrow more and piss it down the proverbial rat-hole, but you’ve spoken with your wallet. Thats a language every politician can understand.

Now, granted, looking at the figures, the current “debt held by the public” is $8,370,106,355,832.40, a number that grows or shirnks daily based upon market pressures, and the US Census estimates our current population (as of this writing) at 309,106,517… meaning each of us would have to pay $27,078.39 to get the debt down to zero…

But still.

Imagine we all sent just $5. Five stinking bucks. You dont think if $1,545,532,585 suddenly showed up in the coffers the government would sit up and take notice? Don’t you think that would make the bastards on both sides of the aisle start to sing a different tune? One that sounded more like, “Oh fuck…the America people are paying attention….”???

Wow. Imagine that.

Fuck a tea party.

Let’s have a bake sale.

WTFs Next
Sometimes you stand there and think, “WTF’s Next?” while looking at a situation or something on the news. And you’re left to point, fret, wonder and mull it over alone.

I instead choose to write all that crap down HERE and get it off my chest.

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