# FREEDOM FORUM: Discussion

Feature Article • Global

# Stimulus for Who?<br>by Ron Paul

As before, a sense of urgency and impending doom is being used to extract mountains of money from Congress with minimal debate. So much for change. .... There a many red flags that I have found in this bill.

Comment by Aaron Stichter
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This is a great article by Ron Paul.

I am always interested in how the figures of the costs are calculated for every man woman and child. This article references an \$825,000,000,000 stimulus bill and calculates it will be \$6,700 debt burden for each American. I referenced this number to a colleague who said it was incorrect. So I calculated it using 300,000,000 as the population and I only compute \$2750.

Population source: http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html

I would like to be able to accurately quote numbers from well written articles such as this, especially those that speak of the \$50 Trillion future debt promises we have coming at us.

Comment by Brock Lorber
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AnAJLibertyLover, \$6,700 per person is based on the cash value of the bill. Since the gov doesn't have \$825 billion to spend, it has to borrow it, and pay interest.

The future value of \$825 billion at 3% is over \$2 trillion. You can find that value by multiplying the \$825 billion by the future value of \$1 (30-year @ 3% is 2.42726). The future value of \$825 billion is \$2.002 trillion, or \$6,674.97 per capita (at 300 million population).

Comment by Brock Lorber
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I'm sorry, \$2,750 is based on the cash value. The future value is \$6,700.

Comment by Aaron Stichter
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Thank You Brock!