What would be a better use for 700 Billion Dollars
Posted by Mac 9 years ago, closed 9 years ago
Construct cyborg cops to police America
0%
Create a new battlemech branch of the military
5%
Put a base on one of the moons of Jupiter
11%
Build a bridge from Key West to Nowhere in Alaska
17%
Start construction of a Death Star
35%
Construct a working Voltron
5%
Build an array of space-based lasers to zap evil foreigners 24/7
11%
Other (comment)
11%
Well...
Hugh2d2: fully funded schools, health care for every child under 18, lowered college tuition, job training for displaced workers, stronger border enforcement... just off the top of my head.
LowFlyingMule: ^^what the 'droid said.^^
aktaeon: The undeclared goal seems to be distributing the money in such a way as to render tracking the money or the outcomes of its use futile.  
 
The ideas put forth here, and seconded, don't seem to fit the criteria and are therefore gay marriage and terrorism. I also noticed that you didn't mention September 11th. That, of course, is sedition. In penance, please select a Vice Presidential candidate as absurd as Sarah Palin.
FoolProof: The undeclared goal seems to be distributing the money in such a way as to render tracking the money or the outcomes of its use futile.  
 
I agree 100% Throw that much money around and several people who have no right to it will become very, very rich all of a sudden. I don't like this plan.
Or
SpearmintFur: Just cut a check for $2,333.33 for every American man, woman, and child.  
 
Though for the bureaucracy involved in that sort of plan, it'd probably have to go down to $2,000 per person.
FoolProof: Wow. Yaknow... if I had that...  
 
...I could put a down payment on a house I can't afford!
And speaking of bridges...
SpearmintFur: I've always thought it'd be awesome if they could build a bridge connecting the continental US to Hawaii or if they could build a bridge from like, build a bridge from Alaska to Russia (essentially reconnecting the Bering Strait).  
 
I have no idea if that's technically feasible but I bet $700 billion could cover the cost of a 50 mile tunnel. Apparently, the Chunnel connecting France and the UK which is about 30 miles long only cost $10 billion, so I figure for $700 billion you could build a bridge or tunnel that's 50 miles long and can withstand extreme cold.  
 
That's just one of those things I like to fantasize how awesome it would be, along with time travel and a watch that could freeze time.
other:
Fluffy:  
pay for everybody's car insurance for two years.
SpearmintFur: Or better yet, pay 0.07% of the national debt.
FoolProof: That number makes me sad.
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Fluffy:  
YES! Doddie doo genome project NOW!
Fluffy:  
sigh. doggie doo.