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Old 01-20-2008, 02:07 AM   #16
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There's rumors it may be distributed on debit cards, not checks. So, it can't be saved. It must be spent.
If true that is just ridiculous, and very unhearted and selfish. They say they will give everyone $800. There are so many people in this country who are up to their noses in debt (it is their own fault) or have no savings (also their own fault), but if they are receiving money from the government as help, they should be able to save it or spend it any way they want.
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:48 AM   #17
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There's rumors it may be distributed on debit cards, not checks. So, it can't be saved. It must be spent.
Sonsabitches.
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:51 AM   #18
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There's rumors it may be distributed on debit cards, not checks. So, it can't be saved. It must be spent.
So spend that where you would usually spend your regular paycheck (grocery, gas station, etc.) and put your regular paycheck in the bank.
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So spend that where you would usually spend your regular paycheck (grocery, gas station, etc.) and put your regular paycheck in the bank.
That is so obvious, I don't know why none of us thought of that.

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Now it's $300, not $800.

And the tax rebate will extend down to people who don't earn enough to pay income taxes.
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I just read $600 for individuals on the CNN story. $300 would be for people who don't earn enough to pay income taxes ... or something? And possibly an additional $300 for each child in a household?

I'm not going to pretend I understand the larger impact of such a move. I do know I could use the extra money, whether it comes on a debit card or in cash.

(But I won't vote for a Republican candidate to show my thanks. )
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It's the taxpayers bailing out the banks and businesses. Banks can now collect on the credit card balances, mortgages, and auto loans that would otherwise have go into default - temporarily at least.
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Ironic that I would use the extra money to go toward a credit card.

Fine by me. I'd rather they get my money rather than me feeling guilty about debt.























Or maybe I'd just get a new iPod. Or a digital piano.
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can i use the debit card in canada?
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can i use the debit card in canada?
If you want to pay 1.5 times as much for everything, go for it!
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And possibly an additional $300 for each child in a household?
What about those of us with dogs? Won't somebody please think of the dogs.
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What about those of us with dogs? Won't somebody please think of the dogs.
No!

You get $1200

I get $600

and the guy across the street gets $2700


Example: Mr. and Mrs. Jones (across the street) have five children. After taking available credits and deductions, their 2007 taxable income was $95,000. Under the proposal, they would get the full base amount of $1,200. They would also qualify for a children's bonus of $1,500, bringing their total check to $2,700
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Damn! I knew not having kids would make me a loser some day.
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And possibly an additional $300 for each child in a household?

Ooohh, that will be great! I have loads of "kids".

I guess I better get started getting them Social Security numbers....
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I'm going to the fertility clinic and grab me up some frozen fetuses

oops, I mean human beings
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