$9718.49 For Each Of Us -- Just Don't Expect to Ever See It
To arrive at that figure, CNNMoney.com took the total of the bank bailout, $700 billion, and added that to the proposed stimulus spending in the House of Representatives bill, $819 billion. That totals $1.519 trillion.
We then divide that number by 156.3 million, which was the total number of U.S. filers in 2008.
So: $1.519 trillion divided by 156.3 million equals $9,718.49 per U.S. taxpayer.