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This f*king stupid "economic stimulus package"

Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by Echo, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Echo

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    Ooh, they're gonna send out $600 checks to everyone in f*king June. Where do these retards come from? 99% of that money is going to go to either interest on credit card debt, or booze and weed. Are politicians in DC really this stupid?
     

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  2. r464

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    Nope.

    They are dumber than you think.
     
  3. Westy

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    Yes they are that stupid. At least money spent on weed wont just go directly to the Chinese.
     
  4. J-Dubs

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  5. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    That'd be putting money back into the local economy here:busted:

    This is still a rediculous idea though. That money would be better directed at the national debt, our underfunded schools, health care, etc.
     
  6. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Everyone should be forced to watch the Futurama tax rebate episode before cashing their checks.

    Personally I am going to drink 600 cups of coffee.
     
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    I'm going to use it to pay my taxes.
     
  8. Westy

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    But schools would just waste money by hiring teachers and buying supplies or cutting local taxes. That wouldn't help the economy at all.

    Bread and Circus is what we need. They should skip the checks and just send everyone a widescreen TV and a couple cases of Bud Light.
     
  9. Echo

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    The problem is nobody in congress has the balls to stand up to the predatory banks. A single mother is late on one credit card payment and all her cards get jacked up to 30.99% interest. And congress decides the best solution is to send her some money.
     
  10. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Drunk and stoned people need munchies.

    Munchies are bought locally.

    Thus, it is stimulating the economy.

    Geez, I thought you were smart.
     
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    Not when the banks have made themselves integral to the political process. It's all pretty sad if you think about too much. Well, I think I’ll go dig up some Utah Phillips and play it throughout the office.

    I think I'll take the 600 out in 1s and wall paper my room. Either that or make paper maiche piñatas filled with nips.
     
  12. I Are Baboon

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    I'll blow the money on something stupid that we don't need. I feel it's my civic duty.
     
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    Actually, they're that smart. The average American will get their $600 check and say, "Gee, those politicians are really looking out for my best interests. I'm gonna help re-elect them all."
     
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    japanese. i plan on stimulating Canon w/ my package.
     
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    Wear a condom.
     
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    Wear protection cuz Canon's a slut. Does she know about your stimulating package?
     
  19. jimmydean

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    He's using it to put a down payment on some spinners. He got a great intro rate with no payments for a year.
     
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    Curse those predatory Rimz shops!
     
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  22. Westy

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    You have weird vacations.
     
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  24. jimmydean

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    here's a novel idea... maybe if we weren't blowing half the federal budget on a Vietnam Part 2: The Middle East Chronicles, our economy wouldn't be so badly in the sh*tter.

    Westy... I'm actually pretty confident that they got this idea from Futurama. I mean come one, these guys have administrative assistants that have to remind them to breathe.
     
  27. LordOpie

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    Buy stock in Red Lobster and Applebees ASAP!
     
  28. jimmydean

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    Old English and Steel Reserve?

    Or maybe:

     
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    Dumb question:

    Does this plan give you an additional $600 deduction on your taxes, or gives you $600 on top of your refund when you file? I ask, as I can claim enough deductions to not pay any taxes at all this year... :D

    In any case, the money will be going into savings.
     
  30. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Neither, it's going to be a separate check. They're specifically segregating it from this year's tax refund because they want it to be looked at as free money and spent accordingly.
     
  31. jimmydean

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    Then taxed as income for next year. It's awesome.
     
  32. I Are Baboon

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    We need a poll on what you're going to do with your free money.
     
  33. N8 v2.0

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    it's even more retarded than you think since it's giving money to people who dont pay taxes anyway.
     
  34. jimmydean

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    "Tax Rebate Deal Could Mean Checks by May"

    It's damn near spent already. In fact, I think I will run up a $600 CC bill now so I feel like I "earned" it by May. :thumb:
     
  35. LordOpie

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    The wealthy?
     
  36. Westy

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    I'm going to put mine in the bank. It is really just a loan so I'm saving it for when the Chinese make the margin call.
     
  37. SPINTECK

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    You're very right- during recessions the value of "sin" stocks goe up.
     
  38. SPINTECK

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    It's more corporate welfare for the oil companies.

    Gas goes to $4.00/gal, general population gets check just in time for summer travel. Goes into the tank.
     
  39. N8 v2.0

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    i really dont understand the theory that giving moving money from the gov to the low and middle class folks will cause a surge of spending and avert (or at least dampen) a recession.

    Seems to me just a redistribution of wealth from the taxpayers to the nontaxpayers to the businesses...

    Will this money really spur businesses to produce more cheap sh!t in China to sell to the WalMart shopper?

    Perhaps LordoPie can help out here...
     
  40. LordOpie

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    theory is the "multiplier effect".