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2008 Economic Stimulus Package - How Much Will You Get?

Old 01-26-08, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Cool Kitten
don't forget "i bet work harder than you for less money"
I know I work harder than you pushing pills into little bottles puuuleeease

If i get paid big $$$ to do nothing-well, that just makes me smarter than you, so nothing to brag about

You are smarter than me (well except for that decision you made about marrying that guy )
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Old 01-26-08, 12:24 PM
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I guess I'll be getting $600. My only debts are student loans and my car, so I think it'll go to the new plasma TV I want, or a Harmony remote!
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Old 01-26-08, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by 4KRG
I know I work harder than you pushing pills into little bottles puuuleeease
dude, puuuleeease Pushing people into bottles is what the little people aka technicians are for. I gots me a cushy new no-stress work from home job
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Old 01-26-08, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 4KRG
You are smarter than me (well except for that decision you made about marrying that guy )
i got a nice shiny new baby out of this, so i can't really complain
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Old 01-26-08, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Cool Kitten
dude, puuuleeease Pushing people into bottles is what the little people aka technicians are for.
I want a job pushing people into bottles.

Where do I sign up?
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Old 01-26-08, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by General Zod
I want a job pushing people into bottles.

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hell yeah, me too, where do I get the bottles?
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Old 01-26-08, 11:36 PM
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I'm confused. I'm a college student. I made $20k last year, but I'm also a dependant. Do I get anything?
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Old 01-27-08, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Cool Kitten
I gots me a cushy new no-stress work from home job
So now you are filling mail order prescriptions for Kaiser?


and when is bushdog allowed out of his bottle?
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Old 01-27-08, 03:02 PM
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$600.00, I don't like the idea but I'm going to be making interest on the money a good 8 months before I was going to get it in my taxes anyway.
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Old 01-27-08, 08:06 PM
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This will mainly stimulate is the chinese economy as idiots will go out and buy more shit at Wal-Mart!
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Old 01-27-08, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by MartinBlank
I've heard it explained like this:

Apparently, there's enough money on the face of the planet for everyone to have $2million. If you were to "re-distribute" that wealth to everyone on the face of the planet dollar to a donut says that with 2 months everyone's $2million will again be "re-distributed" back to it's original source. Warren Buffett and Bill Gates will be right back where they started, and John Edwards would again be appealing to the "second" of the "Two Americas". Kinda plays to the stat that 85% of all people who win the lottery declare bankruptcy within 5 years.
SO true!
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and when is bushdog allowed out of his bottle?
never
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Old 01-28-08, 03:28 PM
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This will go through quickly or they wouldn't have had a joint announcement.
Heh...


WASHINGTON - A top Senate Democrat unveiled a $156 billion economic stimulus package on Monday that awards rebates to senior citizens living off Social Security and extends unemployment benefits, setting up a clash with the White House and House leaders pushing a narrower package.

As the House planned a vote Tuesday on a plan that would speed rebates of up to $600 to most income earners more for couples and families with children Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus slated a Wednesday vote on a bill with the add-ons.

"My proposal will give America's seniors the same rebate as any wage earner," said Baucus, D-Mont. "The White House says we mustn't slow the economic stimulus agreement down, or blow it up. I agree. We're going to improve it and get it passed right away."

The move was in defiance of admonitions from the Bush administration not to risk derailing the deal with changes, and it threatened to slow what was shaping up as an extraordinarily rapid trip through Congress for the stimulus measure. The Senate hopes to pass its version by week's end, said Jim Manley, spokesman for Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.


more here http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080128/...onomy_stimulus
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Old 01-28-08, 03:34 PM
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Of course, the geezers have to jump on the bandwagon. It's not enough to get subsidized healthcare and their monthly check, they want it all. CNN says that if the bluehairs make it into the package, rebate amounts for everyone else will be lowered by 15%. I'm sure by the time the Dems get done hijacking the bill, it will be even lower. I'm usually a Dem supporter, but this is just ridiculous. Fiddling while Rome burns.
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Old 01-28-08, 04:36 PM
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I know in the last rebate thing in 2001, seniors were shown to spend the most of their rebates. Hard to argue about that. And Bush won't hold it up. The guy loves to spend money more than any other president.
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Old 01-30-08, 10:52 AM
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Nice. Now there is debate on the news this morning because apparently illegals will be getting a "rebate" or whatever it is you call it.

Hmmm....Illegals get rebate...those who make too much money don't.

God Bless America.
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Old 01-30-08, 01:32 PM
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McPherson: Linda, The tax rebate as proposed actually amounts to a tax cut on your 2008 income even though it is based on 2007 figures. The proposal calls for cutting the federal income tax rate on the first $6,000 in income for individuals and the first $12,000 for couples from the current 10-percent rate to zero percent.

The rebate proposal assumes you are having federal income taxes withheld from your paycheck now based on the current 10-percent rate. Think of the tax rebate actually as an advance on next year's tax refund.

All the details remain to be worked out, but I think it's safe to assume any tax rebates received this year will come into play when completing your 2008 return in early 2009.
Does that mean this is actually a tax cut for everyone and only those below 85k get the advance refund? The rest of us just get it next April?
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Old 01-30-08, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Venusian
Does that mean this is actually a tax cut for everyone and only those below 85k get the advance refund? The rest of us just get it next April?
From that quote it certainly looks like it. That's good news. I was wondering what the details of the future tax cut were. Seems like rather an expensive tax cut (maybe $120 billion/year), but I won't complain about an additional $1,200 per year.
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$1200 between my wife and myself.
Same except gf.
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Old 01-31-08, 07:33 AM
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http://www.politico.com/blogs/thecry...h_goodies.html


If the Senate has its way, a lot more of us might be getting a rebate
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Originally Posted by Venusian
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If the Senate has its way, a lot more of us might be getting a rebate
That would be nice but I am not going to hold my breath.
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