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What would you do with $800?

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posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 08:41 AM

The government is seriously considering giving each taxpayer an $800 rebate to hopefully stave off a recession. This economic stimulus package would only be effective if people used the money to purchase new items, paying off old debt or saving the money would negate the intent of the government action. This rational expectation could very well undermine the whole plan. How serious are the governmental employees when to fund this tax cut somewhere taxes or fees will have to be raised or the national debt will increase which is part of the problem in the first place. Included in this plan is also a tax cut to small businesses, badly needed, and of course the obligatory tax break for all the largest corporations in America, regardless of where their corporate headquarters are.

So how optimistic are you that this tax break will have the desired effect?

Who pays in the long run?

Can it improve economic conditions for all?

The first two sources are just announcing the tax breaks but the last one is critiquing the proposed move.

posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 08:44 AM
I see the future and I see that we will never see the 800$ that you speak of. I do see more tax breaks for big business instead thats what I see. Now I have to get back to work.


posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 09:06 AM
I have about $800- $1000 in medical bills I'd like to pay.
I have some credit card debt, I'd like to pay.
I have a couple of other bills I'd like to pay.

As you said that doesn't help though... so If I was going to take the money and spend it as it was intended...

I'd buy...

A gas grill
patio set
some clothes for the wife

Thats about it.

posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 09:11 AM
The pub sounds good to me, followed by lamb kebabs for all !!!

Hey, in tough times you gotta indulge in the best that life can offer


posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 09:13 AM
Either a pair of AK-47's or a ticket to somewhere in Latin America. This isn't going to happen, no matter how much we want it to.

posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 09:17 AM
Gee, lets see; I would pay my electric bill ( 300 ) and then the phone ( 150), then the pawn shop to get my gold out( 240) do a grocery shopping ( 200 ) ...wait..I am broke again!!

posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 09:25 AM
It's my opinion that the oil companies are probably behind this and know they'll just get it right back within a few months of fuel expenses.

People don't seem to realize who's behind this economic crisis in the name of oil, profits and slavery.

This is like giving the baby a pacifier to shut it up for awhile. PSYCH?

posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 09:30 AM
It will never happen.
The government doesn't even like handing out the yearly tax returns much less a $800 pacifier.

posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 09:47 AM
I have to believe that the government will cough up the $800 or so for two main reasons, #1. They can pay their corporate friends more money in the process and #2. It's an election year if Bush can save the economy even for 7 or 8 months he will be the savior of his party and non islamo-fascists everywhere. And they'll just raise other taxes and fees on the middle class to finance the whole stimulus package, so it's really just a mirage. As for buying anything new that would be last on my list as all ready noted there's enough personnel debt to go around.

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 07:05 AM
Well I’m not in any debt, cos im only only 18….lol…..but…..a good quality video camera, or good a good quality laptop……

If anyone gives it to charity… I’ll punch my computer screen….which will some how come out of your computer screen and punch you in the face.

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 07:35 AM
Isn't is just so nice of the government to allow us to have $800 of the money they stole from us in the first place back?

Hmm... if the big G didn't steal from me in the first place (about $10K/year) I could afford to stop renting a crappy little room in a crappy house in a crappy part of town and actually purchase a home in a nice town free from crack-heads, drunks and 15 year-old kids who think it's perfectly acceptable to shoot people for being "disrespekted." But that will never happen. Lord knows the last thing the government wants is an independent strong population.

So, in lieu of being allowed to actually keep what I earn (how horrible I even suggest it!) I think I'll put my $800 towards a new M-4 and as much ammo and high-cap mags as I can get. Lord knows there's another ban on the way.

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 01:44 PM
Don't expect that 800 dollars to be real...

it may be in iraqi dollars

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 01:48 PM
If I was American, I would donate it to the Ron Paul campaign.

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 01:58 PM
$800.00 per taxpayer is an insult. This is just more transparent pandering to the true believers. A desperate attempt to try and make the American populace believe that the Administration actually cares and is in control of the economic situation. Even my senile, demented, Baptist, ultra rightwing mother; laughed at this silly attempt at spin.

I doubt that I will ever see a $800 rebate but if I do, I'm going to give it as a campaign contribution to the candidate that I feel has the best handle on the TRUTH.

Yeah, Sauron, perhaps Ron Paul!!

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 02:28 PM
Well, I would suggest buying junk silver. Anything pre 1964. Lets face it if 800$ suddenly appears, why not forget you got it and just invest in the faltering dollar.

In several months time you may not have actually made any money but it would probably hold steady on your purchasing power.

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 02:36 PM
I'd blow it all on hats!

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 02:38 PM

Thats exactly what I am going to do with it.

Kind of a big FU to the IRS and globalists!!!

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 02:43 PM
I'd buy that beautiful new AR-15 I've been drooling over the last few weeks -

and actually, that donate to Ron Paul idea would really be a kick to the governments nuts - great idea.

posted on Jan, 24 2008 @ 01:19 PM
reply to post by polanksi

all I will say is that I'll finally be able to replace my 5+ year old computer with a newer one
Either that, or I can use the money as kleenex. either way I'll find a use for it lol

posted on Jan, 24 2008 @ 04:11 PM
If I ever do receive $800.00, I would pay down my credit card debt! This is the logical step to being free from owing the same people who would charge us the exorbitant interest rates on unpaid balances in the first place.

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