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The federal government, eager to boost the flagging economy, will start distributing special stimulus payments Monday—four days earlier than expected.
"Beginning Monday, the effects of the stimulus will begin to reach households," President Bush said Friday. "This money is going to help Americans offset the high prices we're seeing at the gas pump and at the grocery store."
The department announced the early arrival of the payments Thursday after saying last month that it would begin sending out the money on May 2.
Originally posted by FRIGHTENER
reply to post by MikeboydUS
Great topic, Mike, Star'd & Flag'd!
Speaking of what to spend it on, an old friend sent me an email that went
something like this:
If you spend your economic stimulus check at Wal-Mart, you're giving the
money to CHINA; on gasoline, it goes to the ARABS; on a
computer, it goes to INDIA; a good car, it goes to JAPAN; on
fruits & vegatables, to HONDURAS & GUATEMALA; on useless crap,
TAIWAN; marijuana, MEXICO; coc aine, COLUMBIA;
heroin, AFGHANASTAN; None will help the American economy!
One way to keep the money here, is to buy prostitutes & beer, since these
are still produced in the U.S.!!!!!!! Thanks for supporting AMERICA
I received this same email and laughed til I almost cried!
I'm personally going to use it to get out of debt. I've been going through a divorce, and been wasting my money.
To me it feels as though there is some bad stuff right around the corner for not just the USA, but the whole world.
This whole thing is such a farce.
Those that don't need this money because they are either sufficiently well off or they already live within their means, will simply let these few dollars sit in the bank with the rest of their money.
Or, those folks that actually really need this rebate will use it to pay for what they had ALREADY bought last year,to pay down their credit card bills or catch up on past due bills
Those that will use it to buy more unnecessary crap will most likely spend it at China-Mart
Watch, this whole stupid idea will do nothing to prevent the collapse of the US dollar and glutinous economy. In fact, this rebate will more than likely expedite the crash of the US economy
What an irresponsible crazy plan.
Already, it is to little to late, with inflation a good percentage will be eaten by oil and food prices, whats left won't impact the economy what so ever.