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Watch those store purchases, money cards, gift cards and credit slips! The following are just some of stores that have informed the Securities & Exchange Committee (SEC) of their plans to close stores between October 2008 and January 2009.


Circuit City - most stores closed by Jan. 31, 2009

Ann Taylor - 117 stores nationwide are to be closed

Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug and Catherine's - closing more than 150 stores nationwide

Eddie Bauer - closing 27 stores and more after January 2009

Cache - all stores will be closed

Talbots - closing all stores

J. Jill - closing all stores

The Gap - closing 85 stores

Footlocker - closing 140 stores, more to close after January 2009

Wickes Furniture - closing down

Levitz - closing down remaining stores

Bombay - closing remaining stores

Zales - closing down 82 stores by Dec. 31, 2008, and 105 after January 2009.

Whitehall - closing all stores

Piercing Pagoda - closing all stores

Disney - closing 98 stores. More will close after January 2009.

Home Depot - closing 15 stores

Macy's - closing 9 stores after Jan. 1, 2009

Linens & Things - closing all stores

Movie Gallery - closing all stores

Pacific Sun Wear - closing all stores

Pep Boys - closing 33 stores

Sprint/ Nextel - closing 133 stores

JCPenney - closing many stores after Jan. 31, 2009

Ethan Allen - closing down 12 stores

Wilson Leather - closing down all stores

Sharper Image - closing down all stores

KB Toys - closing 356 stores

Lowes - closing some stores

Dillard's - closing some stores  

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Interesting Proposal
Sounds like a good proposal to me!

Hey, count me in!!!!!

I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.

Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a We
Deserve It Dividend.

To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bonafide
U.S. Citizens 18+.

Our population i s about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and
child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up..

So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billion that equals

My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a We Deserve It

Of course, it would NOT be tax free.
So let's assume a tax rate of 30%.

Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes.
That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.

But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket .
A husband and wife has $595,000.00.

What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?
Pay off your mortgage? housing crisis solved.
Repay college loans? what a great boost to new grads Put away money for
college? it'll be there Save in a bank? create money to loan to
Buy a new car? create jobs
Invest in the market? capital drives growth Pay for your parent's medi
cal insurance? health care improves Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean?
or else

Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks
who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is
cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it...instead of
trickling out a puny $1000.00 economic incentive that is being proposed
by one of our candidates for President.

If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult
U S Citizen 18+!

As for AIG - liquidate it.
Sell off its parts.
Let American General go back to being American General .
Sell off the real estate.
Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.

Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't.

Sure it's a crazy idea that can't ever work.

But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!

How do you spell Economic Boom?

I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion We
Deserve It Dividend more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington

And remember, The Family plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because
$25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.

Ahhh...I feel so much better getting that off my chest.
Kindest personal regards, , A Creative Person & Citizen of the Republic

PS: Feel free to pass this along as it's either good for a laugh or a
tear or a very sobering thought on how to best use $85 Billion!

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