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If you give $1 trillion to poor people, they're immediately going to spend it on food, shelter, alcohol, tobacco, casino gambling, etc. And the wealthy people that provide those goods and services are going to profit from it.

And don't forget that the $1 trillion in direct consumer spending leads to a multiplicative effect of something like 10x. That is, a $1 trillion injection becomes $10 trillion out in the economy.

For example, an extra $10 spent on booze means:
- An extra $1 in the liquor store clerk's pocket who then buys a coffee at the donut shop, which then puts $0.10 extra in the donut shop clerk's pocket, who then... etc
- An extra $4 of liquor bought from the distillery , of which $1 goes workers, who also buy more donuts. And $2 goes to the owners who then hires guys to renovate his house who then buy donuts, and $1 to grain farmers who buy more machinery and the machinery guys then go buy donuts too...
- An extra $5 in the liquor store owner's pocket, who buys a new HVAC system, putting the HVAC guys to work (they love donuts too) and he also sends his #3 kid to trade school, where an extra lecturer needs to be hired and goes to the donut shop celebrate.

In other words, real trickle down.

So if you need to inject cash into the economy, you don't do it by throwing it to the banksters and wolves of wall street.

Or you could manage (regulate) the economy better so you never get to the point of needing to "give" cash to anyone.

Spiffy
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