Wednesday, May 21, 2008

In my inbox

This came around in one of those chain emails, so you may have seen it already. But in case you hadn't:

President "'Tard" Bush and Congress allowed each one of us to get a tax rebate.

If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, most of the money will go to China. If we spend it on gasoline, it will all go to the Arabs. If we spend it on new computers, all the money will go to India or Pakistan for tech support and none will help the American economy.

The way I see it, we need to keep that money here in America; so the only way I can see to keep that money here at home is drink beer, gamble or spend it on prostitution as those are the only businesses still in the U.S.

Got this hilarious response from someone on the email chain:

I wish we HAD gotten a tax rebate. Even though, as Althouse pointed out,
it's just like getting a present from one of your kids that you know used
your credit card to buy it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The best way for a government to stimulate its economy quickly is to give money to poor people. They'll spend it right away and the economy will get a boost. But if you give money to the middle class or to the rich they'll just save it. Their bank will earn interest on the money, which will probably be slightly more than the interest the government will pay on its new debt, but the net gain here is fractions of a penny on the dollar. Giving to the poor is a far, far more efficient stimulus. We're talking orders of magnitude more efficient.

But that would be "welfare" and we can't have that.