Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Economic Stimulus Plan

I just need to get this off of my chest. I am all for using some of our "surplus" taxes to stimulate the economy (especially since we are getting a nice sized check) BUT I am apalled that it cost $42 BILLION dollars to send a small note telling us the EXACT same thing we had been hearing on the news, reading on the internet, and reading in newspapers for a month prior to receiving the note. It didn't even tell us the amount we would be getting. Unless you were living under a rock for a month, we all knew something was happening.....they could have saved the $$ and sent a letter WITH the check explaining what it was for (which I am sure will still come with the checks in May). OK...it is off my chest....and now you know I watch the news, and read news stories on the internet, and am a little into politics (I have a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science).

3 Comments:

Katie said...

I think the Economic Stimulus check is a crock. It's not going to work. People are so scared that we are heading into a recession, that they'll either save it or use it for something like getting out of debt. I think the Bush Administration are just wasting time and MONEY trying to fix the mess they made. What a bunch of yahoos!

Allison & Ben said...

Well said Katie! I feel the same way. Unforuantly the people who are going to spend the money are going to be those people who can not afford to spend it. Unlike the others who will use it to pay off debt or save for a rainy day. This is not going to work how they think it will.

Katie said...

Amen, Allison!