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Old 01-24-2008, 12:01 PM   #21
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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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Old 01-24-2008, 07:12 PM   #29
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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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I GET 0!

hmpfff!

Whatever.
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I was thinking about this last night: Are those idiots going to tax this as well? You know, like they tax my state tax refund?

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Post of the month, if not the century.
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Damn! I knew not having kids would make me a loser some day.
wanna see the bills just for books ? as for the tuition.........
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I was thinking about this last night: Are those idiots going to tax this as well? You know, like they tax my state tax refund?

your state tax refund is taxed because when you itemized the original (too high) amount is was removed form your taxable income amount, sorry, no double dipping
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So they're gonna tax me on my "tax rebate."


I paying for a war.
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So they're gonna tax me on my "tax rebate."



the previous question was comparing it to STATE tax refunds, which ARE taxed (rightfully so) for the reason I mentioned.

bad governement, giving me free money and all.....bad bad bad
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"We'll probably end up borrowing this $150 billion from the Chinese, and when we get those rebate checks,
most people are going to go out and buy stuff that's been imported from China."
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bad governement, giving me free money and all.....bad bad bad
Free money?? Yeah, this is "free money."

That deficit is just pretend. :fairies:
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I don't necessarily think that the tax rebate will help much. But there is a place for some government action here. Spending to stave off a deep recession will leave the deficit in better shape in the long run.
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