Well, taking a nice round estimate of 200 million adults in the country, $700 billion evenly spread out gives everyone $3500 apiece. That's not a bad haul, but not quite enough to pay off my house, unfortunately.
The real question, though, ignoring momentarily where we would even get the money from and how we would pay it back at some point, is how many of my faithful readers would be willing to forgo a $250,000 per citizen bailout? Who would be dumb enough to turn down a quarter mil? Well, think of it another way. I'm assuming that anyone who spends their time reading my blog is probably a reasonably intelligent person who would put the money to good use. Chances are you're intelligent enough that you already see where I'm going with this. What about all the people who aren't smart enough to read my blog? Don't we all know someone who would just do something incredibly stupid if they stumbled upon a wad like that? What about all the people you don't know who would do something even more stupider? Wouldn't it be worth giving up your take, knowing that by doing so you're saving us from half a million rednecks having that much money at their disposal?