IN THE COMMENTS: I say:
Maybe it's like the butterfly effect. If you took $70 and spent it exactly the right way, it really would stimulate the economy. You just have to be really creative. Think about it. You have $70. How will you jump start the economy?
$70 to "jump-start" a trillion dollar economy.
If it were a little more, say, $7000, I could take some talking heads to a really nice lunch and change their minds.
But with $70 I'd open a cheap website (jumpstarttheeconomy.com) and encourage everyone to send me one dollar, which I would then spend on lottery tickets.
No...uh...I'd set up a pyramid. People like pyramid schemes, that's why MLMs and Social Security are so popular. I'd have plenty of money in no time, and so would the first two people under me who signed up.
An Edjamikated Redneck said:
70 bucks, huh?
I'd spend it at Walmart on books by conservative authors.
Walmart makes a few bucks and can hire another American, reducing both the unemployment figures AND reducing the roles of the uninsured by a family.
The conservative authors make a few bucks, and best of all, their books move a few points up the NYT bestseller list.
This is where I get the best bang for my $70; faced with multiple conservative writers in the top ten, the NYT has a conniption in the editorial pages and has to hire more editorialists, printers, distributors, buy more paper and presses, all stimulating the economy to well over my $70.