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Old 01-25-2008, 09:07 AM #43
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You act like this is a welfare program. It's not. It's a tax rebate. The government is letting families keep part of the taxes that they have paid in the last year. It's the same as lowering tax rates. It's not a government hand-out.

It also has nothing to do with helping out "the poor". It's to stimulate the economy into what the government considers the "proper" rate of growth.
Well, read the first few words of my post. I wasn't sure what their real intentions were, but my interpretation was that they are trying to stimulate the lower-income families in America since the rebate applies to mostly lower-class families.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:33 AM #44
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The American people should enjoy the cash while they can. Once the elections are over, the politicians will be falling all over themselves to raise taxes and take back their little "gift".

That's the way things work in Washington. What you earn is theirs and what they give you, they can take away.
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:19 PM #45
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Well, read the first few words of my post. I wasn't sure what their real intentions were, but my interpretation was that they are trying to stimulate the lower-income families in America since the rebate applies to mostly lower-class families.
You're correct and that's what took the bill so long to be passed, even though it did pass through the legislature fairly quickly.

The debate was over who would receive the benefit, Bush and Co wanted it to go to a upper middle class and above. The Dems wanted it for the lower income brackets, including myself!.
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:23 PM #46
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I'm under 18, but work and pay taxes, do I get?
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:32 PM #47
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I'm under 18, but work and pay taxes, do I get?
Depends how your parents file I think, if you make more than $3,000, technically you should get $300, but because your parents probably label you as a dependent, I don't know if you will.

You should get some rebate come around April anyway, at least I always did.

I don't know much about tax law though, so don't take my word for it.
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:38 PM #48
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It's another failure by George Bush to fix the American Economy which he destroyed with unjust war and bad diplomacy. They should have called it "No taxpayer left behind". To bad Clinton can't run again. Then there would be some good jobs in America again.
To bad Clinton can't cut our military back more causing our soldiers to have a ton of deployments.
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To bad Clinton can't cut our military back more causing our soldiers to have a ton of deployments.
and hand out MRE's instead of one way tickets to hell.......LOL.....i hated that ****.....
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If anybody thought this stimulus package is about something other than buying votes for politicians, then you were mistaken. Now they are trying to give a handout to Social Security recipients.

WASHINGTON - Retirees living off Social Security are frustrated that they won't get tax rebate checks through a bipartisan economic stimulus package before the House. Senate Democrats Friday began efforts to include them.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080126/...onomy_stimulus

Yay! Old people vote, so we've got to send them some cash too!
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:28 AM #51
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and hand out MRE's instead of one way tickets to hell.......LOL.....i hated that ****.....
Killing people. That always fixes economic problems....
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If anybody thought this stimulus package is about something other than buying votes for politicians, then you were mistaken. Now they are trying to give a handout to Social Security recipients.

WASHINGTON - Retirees living off Social Security are frustrated that they won't get tax rebate checks through a bipartisan economic stimulus package before the House. Senate Democrats Friday began efforts to include them.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080126/...onomy_stimulus

Yay! Old people vote, so we've got to send them some cash too!
Both parties want a stimulus package, they just disagree about who to give it to.
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Both parties want a stimulus package, they just disagree about who to give it to.
Bill new who to give it to. The best stimulus package ever passed was the one Bill gave Monica in the White House.
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It's another failure by George Bush to fix the American Economy which he destroyed with unjust war and bad diplomacy. They should have called it "No taxpayer left behind". To bad Clinton can't run again. Then there would be some good jobs in America again.
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He's right about the war damaging the economy though, because not only has it widened the deficit, it has also put a war premium on oil.
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Come on even George Bush Jr. has better skills than that.
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Yes. And unlike you I try to follow the rules of PBN. Troll much?
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Swerve is a card-carrying member of the ST: P cool kids club, I'd think twice about crossing him.

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Fear tactics? Sorry guy, the GOP has the market cornered you'll have to try something else.
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I keep that card in a special inside zip-up pocket of my members only jacket. I can get you one (jacket) with your name on the back for a reasonable price
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Both parties want a stimulus package, they just disagree about who to give it to.
That's true, they both want it. It's also true that they both see it as a way to buy votes. Furthermore, the evidence is pretty clear that you get more economic activity from cuts to the higher marginal rates than you do from cuts to the lower brackets.
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