Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Once in a while...

... I actually agree with something our government is doing.

Administration officials are focusing on rebates of $800 to $1,600 for individuals and couples and so-called bonus depreciation to allow companies to deduct 50 percent of business investments made this year. Democrats say the package also should include boosts in unemployment benefits, food stamp payments and the Medicaid health care program for the poor and disabled. Talks between Pelosi and Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, have focused on smaller tax rebates of perhaps $500 for individuals.

Like Bush, lawmakers would not discuss what a compromise plan would look like, stressing cooperation rather than potential differences over details.

"This is about one thing in this package: Is it a stimulus?" Pelosi said "So whatever it is that we are considering, it must meet that one criterion: Does it stimulate the economy? Does it put money into the hands of those who will spend it?"

(Link to full article)

Yes. Seriously. Give me a spare $500 and I could and probably would have it spent in less than a week. Maybe a day if I really tried.

I would pay some bills, go out and eat, buy some yarn, have some coffee, buy some clothes and little bits of cuteness for Kahlan... I would pump it all back into the economy in a hurry...

So send me my money Mr. Bush!!!