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Jan 24 2008

So, whaddya gonna do with your check?

Word is coming down that the US government is going to buy us off give us rebate checks this summer; $600 a person or $1200 a couple. Apparently they think we can’t do simple math. Maybe that money should just be sent to teachers and schools.

The whole plan is that we will use that money to go buy more crap made in other countries, to shore up our economy. I’ve tried, God knows I’ve tried, to learn how that would improve things, but it ain’t happening.

If and when I ever see a check, it’s not going to be spent buying more crap made in other countries. Twelve hundred dollars? That’s four months of OT for A. That’s three car payments. That’s 8-10 months of utilities. That’s a year (or more) of doctor co-pays. We don’t need more crap made in other countries. We, as a country, need to figure out our priorities and fill those first. Needs, true needs, must come first, not the latest “thing.”

Can you tell I’m still not feeling well and am a bit grumpy? Hey, Current Occupant! You can tell me how to spend that check, but I’m not listening. You don’t listen to the American people, I don’t see the need to pass along the favor.

I need more vitamin C now…

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2 comments

  1. RC

    It is also called much needed childcare money, so this mommy knows her Little Dude is safe and sound while she goes off to earn more money she can’t afford to spend…

  2. momunplugged

    Buy 4 days worth of groceries? Woo hoo!

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