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    Stimulus package

    Why not give every tax payer a government credit card/vouchers with 'x' amount that must be spent in the next 2-3 months. The money couldn't be saved and it had to be used soon or it would be invalid. This would force some spending. I've though about this for 30 seconds but would it work as at least part of a comprehensive package? I know I only spent about half of the stimulus money in 2008.



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    Re: Stimulus package

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Why not give every tax payer a government credit card/vouchers with 'x' amount that must be spent in the next 2-3 months. The money couldn't be saved and it had to be used soon or it would be invalid. This would force some spending. I've though about this for 30 seconds but would it work as at least part of a comprehensive package? I know I only spent about half of the stimulus money in 2008.
    That is one philosophy, the other is to stimulate the economy by construction and infrastructure projects. It is a fundamental difference between the two parties.


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    Re: Stimulus package

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    That is not the philosophy of those in charge.
    I believe their philosophy is to spread wealth from the top down and not the bottom up.


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    Re: Stimulus package

    I predict cave in 5 post!


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    Re: Stimulus package

    Quick subject change: what did people spend their stimulus checks on?


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    Re: Stimulus package

    Why isn't this in the politics forum?????



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    Re: Stimulus package

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    Quick subject change: what did people spend their stimulus checks on?
    I spent mine on a mini vacation to San Diego.



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    Re: Stimulus package

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    That is one philosophy, the other is to stimulate the economy by construction and infrastructure projects. It is a fundamental difference between the two parties.
    It could be part of an infrastructure/construction stimulus as well. Hit all the angles.



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    Re: Stimulus package

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    Quick subject change: what did people spend their stimulus checks on?
    Laptop and bills.



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    Re: Stimulus package

    Guess I should answer my own question. New carpeting!


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    Re: Stimulus package

    We bought our plane tickets to Jamaica!


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    Re: Stimulus package

    There is a check coming in 2009?

    -keep.


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    Re: Stimulus package

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    Quick subject change: what did people spend their stimulus checks on?
    Booze and loose women.


    Ok, fine, I spent it on CC debt and some medical bills.



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    Re: Stimulus package

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    Quick subject change: what did people spend their stimulus checks on?
    i put it towards my initation fee to the country club. which now looks to be an expense that I will be cutting if this market doesn't turn around.

    they give it and now they take it away.



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    Re: Stimulus package

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    There is a check coming in 2009?

    -keep.
    yep, if you your house is under water and you can't afford your mortgage payments on the house you borrowed 110% to start off with

    or

    if you are a big corp executive that allowed your company to fail with short term view points and not ever saving for a rainy day.



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