Monday, June 2, 2008

Stimulus Check

I got my "Stimulus Check" today, which was stimulating to find in the mailbox. But when our government is 9.4 trillion dollars in debt, should they really be lending us money? Yes, lending, as in you will be paying this back in taxes next year anyway.

Meanwhile, I think the best thing to buy with my 300 bucks is 193 Euros.

Dave Barry on the Economic Stimulus Payment

"This year, taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus Payment. This is a very exciting new program that I will explain using the Q and A format:

"Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?
"A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

"Q. Where will the government get this money?
"A. From taxpayers.

"Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?
"A. Only a smidgen.

"Q. What is the purpose of this payment?
"A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.

"Q. But isn't that stimulating the economy of China?
"A. Shut up."

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