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Extra $13 a week. What will you do?

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  1. Knuckleslammer

    Knuckleslammer took the red pill

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    WASHINGTON – Economic stimulus legislation at the heart of President Barack Obama's recovery plan is on track for final votes Friday in the House and Senate after a dizzying final round of bargaining that yielded agreement on tax cuts and spending totaling $789 billion.

    Obama, who has campaigned energetically for the legislation, welcomed the agreement, saying it would "save or create more than 3.5 million jobs and get our economy back on track."

    The $500-per-worker credit for lower- and middle-income taxpayers that Obama outlined during his presidential campaign was scaled back to $400 during bargaining by the Democratic-controlled Congress and White House. Couples would receive $800 instead of $1,000. Over two years, that move would pump about $25 billion less into the economy than had been previously planned.

    Officials estimated it would mean about $13 a week more in people's paychecks this year when withholding tables are adjusted in late spring.
     

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  2. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Sorry everybody isn't as rich as you and can afford to pour a garage slab 4 times.
     
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    MountainDrew Monkey

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    Donate it to the 2012 republican national convention
     
  4. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Why are these threads in the lounge?

    I don't come to the lounge to think, I come to make fun of people who aren't me.
     
  5. Knuckleslammer

    Knuckleslammer took the red pill

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    I didn't pay for it. Rich? LOL. I have no savings, no retirement, no investments. NOTHING.
    I had some money and put it into my mortgage on a house that I still don't own.

    HONK HONK

    Home owner my ass.
     
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    Slugman Frankenbike

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    Dude... lately you're like n8 on a bad acid trip.
     
  7. Knuckleslammer

    Knuckleslammer took the red pill

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    Threre is no acid, there was no trip.

    Nobody cares? There are countless folk laid off and suffering and they hand out $13 a week?

    I mean I don't need the money. I luckily have a job. But WTF?
     
  8. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    That's $52 a month and can help pay a heating bill, keep the phone turned on or 2-3 dinners for a small family.

    Beats the fuq out of it being sent to Iraq.
     
  9. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    $13 can buy a top quality six pack.
     
  10. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Or a low quality 32 pack!
     
  11. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    $15 per week? heck..that's an extra box of ammo which will be about the only stable commodity when this stimulus package fails
     
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  12. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    No beer poops for me, thanks.
     
  13. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Me either, I was just pointing out options. I'm not a fan of beer that comes in cans, vented or otherwise.
     
  14. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    that's not being fair to n8.
     
  15. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    this is true, but I'd really rather see it being spent on infrastructure and sorting out SOME of the 9001 problems that we have...
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    But a bitch aint one!
     
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    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    what's the difference between SkaredShtles & a large pizza?

    a large pizza can feed a family of 4
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I lol'ed, is that bad?
     
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    Yes I agree. But also keep in mind that as tax cuts go, this is the best way for the government to ensure that the money is being spent. Think about it, if the gov gave you a check for $400 you'd throw it in the bank, or possibly pay down some CC debt. But if you get an extra $26/paycheck, you're more likely to eat out a little more, or spend it on groceries, or Starbucks, etc. It gets people spending money again, and hopefully feeling a little richer.

    Mine's going towards beer, though. :cheers:
     
  20. Knuckleslammer

    Knuckleslammer took the red pill

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    No way man. Quit smoking so no reason to go to starbucks. Watched Kitchen nightmares a few times, no more going out to eat. CC's all in consolidation program.

    My $26 per paycheck is going straight up my nose. That's how I'm going to help the government.
     
  21. laura

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    Mine's going into savings. It'll put me that much closer to owning my farmhouse. what's the problem again?