Feb 11 2009

Wow! $13 Bucks! Boy, I am stimulated …

Published by at 10:16 pm under All General Discussions

Oh for Pete’s sake, is this all we get from all the Chicken Little cries emanating from DC?

It includes Obama’s signature “Making Work Pay” tax credit for 95 percent of workers, though negotiators agreed to trim the credit to $400 a year instead of $500 — or $800 for married couples, cut from Obama’s original proposal of $1,000. It would begin showing up in most workers’ paychecks in June as an extra $13 a week in take-home pay, falling to about $8 a week next January.

And for this I and my family owe tens of thousands of dollars in national debt. Can we all secede from DC now?

Addendum: I know what I am doing with my stimulus package, I am going take the family out to McDonalds (Quarter Pounder Meal, Chicken Sandwich Meal, two Kids Meals). Woo Hoo!

13 responses so far

13 Responses to “Wow! $13 Bucks! Boy, I am stimulated …”

  1. kathie says:

    So I guess if you are retired, but pay taxes, you get nothing. Any one know the answer? We just pay for the workers to get their pittance, and get our medical records reviewed. At least with Bush we all got treated with respect. We all, Americans, got a tax cut. Seems like that is what America is all about, equal treatment for all. I like that.

  2. Jeff Stone says:

    In celebration of tomorrow, February 12 2009, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, I can say emphatically NO, YOU MAY NOT SECEDE !

    Lest you wish to have the federal army unleashed to drag you back in against your will.

    Don’t they even teach that much in schools anymore ?

    Obama seems a lot more like Lincoln every day. Which would explain why the media are in the tank for him now, had they not been all along.

  3. dave m says:

    Information being revealed that the financial meltdown
    started on Sept 15th as an orchestarted event.
    Congress knows about it and presumably who started this
    October Surprise, but they aren’t telling.
    Here’s a link:
    This needs somebody with a good investigative mind to pursue.

  4. dave m says:

    Secede is such an old fashioned word.
    Nowadays they say “devolution” like in Wales, Scotland
    and Norther Ireland.
    If 20 or so states use the UK devolution model, things coould
    get real interesting.
    By the way Jeff, most of the nuclear warheads are in
    conservative states. Not that many in Berkely. Ironic.

  5. Steve M. says:

    And from the Bush tax cuts the average woeker got how much a week exactly ….?

  6. dave m says:

    To All Myrmidons,
    assigned to monitor non-submissive websites,
    President Bush is gone.
    No reference to his administration carries any political weight.
    Your man, he calls himself “Obama” though that is not the
    name on his real birth certificate,
    All blame or glory now attaches to him.
    Perhaps you should have wished for a divided House,
    but that was not what his and your handlers wanted.
    Recognizing that you are now going for broke, any attempt to
    invoke the name of President Bush will fail.

    Have a nice day.

  7. crosspatch says:

    From todays news:

    U.S. retail sales unexpectedly jumped 1 percent in January, Commerce Department says

    New Jobless Claims Drop Slightly

  8. crosspatch says:

    Oh, and those retail numbers aren’t “unexpected” by me, either. The malls and stores have been absolutely packed with shoppers. Two weeks ago I went to the Great Mall in Milpitis, CA and it took a half hour to find a place to park. On the way home, the entrance to Westfield Mall was backed up onto the freeway.

    Last weekend I took the kids to a movie at another mall that had been slowly dying over the past several years and there were more people in there than I had seen in over 5 years.

    The stores are jammed and it isn’t just the discount stores, either.

  9. KauaiBoy says:

    Not surprised to hear Crosspatch—east coast malls also seem more packed than during the holiday rush.

    There is lots of cash on the sidelines—–not being invested reflects lack of faith in current government more than the “problem” of Wall Street fat cats getting it.

    The benefits of the current “catastrophe” include learning how to save for a rainy day, which puts money in bank accounts, which they then can lend to businesses and homebuyers—kind of a neat little way to run a world. (Notice —no government needed). The second benefit is to make sure you get a good education and cross train yourself to be adaptable. And start watching them hunting and fishing shows on TV, I am waiting for the farming shows to take off.

  10. Terrye says:


    The press hated Lincoln. They treated him very much like their modern day counterparts treated Bush.

  11. Terrye says:

    This is so much money it is not even real money to people. It is like monopoly money. Someday they will find out just how much a trillion really is. CBO says it is actually $3.27 billion.

  12. crosspatch says:

    I read somewhere that to get some idea of the size of the government stimulus package is to imagine spending a million dollars a day since the birth of Christ.

    They could immediately pay off 90% of all mortgages in the US with the size of that bill … and THAT would make for a HUGE stimulus and it would also bail out the banks at the same time as there would no longer be any “toxic” loans on the books.

    This is all about shoveling money to the “in” crowd and not really about doing anything for the average person.

  13. OLDPUPPYMAX says:

    Tax cuts do nothing to assist the left in it’s Marxist takeover of of Americas financial system. They are therefore, useless and irrelevant. Moreover, tax cuts favor the rights of the individual to control and spend his own money as he sees fit. All power must rest in the hands of Big Brother, not the individual. Very simple stuff. And we are allowing it to happen. Disgraceful.