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Tips on how to spend your stimulus check
various | 01/31/2009 | various

Posted on 01/31/2009 8:06:52 AM PST by RaceBannon

"This year, taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus Payment. This is a very exciting new program that I will explain using the Q and A format:

"Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?

"A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

"Q. Where will the government get this money?

"A. From taxpayers.

"Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?

"A. Only a smidgen.

"Q. What is the purpose of this payment?

"A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, more clothes, stereos, DVD's, CD's, or GPS for your car thus stimulating the economy.

"Q. But isn't that stimulating the economy of China or Malaysia or Indonesia and Japan ? "A. Shut up."


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhostimulus; check; economy; stimulus
Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the US economy by spending your stimulus check wisely:

If you spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China or Malaysia or Indonesia or Taiwan .

If you spend it on gasoline it will go to the Arabs or Venezuelans or Canadiens.

If you purchase a computer it will go to India or Malaysia or Indonesia .

If you purrchase a calculator, the money will go to Mexico, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

If you purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico , Honduras , and Guatemala (unless you buy organic).

If you buy a car it will go to Japan or Korea or Germany .

If you purchase a motorcycle, it will go to Japan, Germany, England or Italy while Harley Davidson lays people off because you dont want to be seen riding a Harley because people will think less of you and besides, who can afford a $30,000 motorcycle anyways?

If you purchase a Boeing aircraft with Pratt & Whitney engines, you will get an airframe partly made in China, Engines 80% made in Poland and China, avionics made in China, England and Germany, seats made in Malaysia and India and Mexico, drafted and designed from India and China, flown on jet fuel produced in Arab lands or Venezuela.

If you purchase useless stuff it will go to Taiwan, Mexico, Philipppines, Sri Lanka, China, Guatemala .

And none of it will help the American economy.

We need to keep that money here in America . You can keep the money in America by spending it at yard sales, going to a baseball game, or spend it on cigarettes, beer (domestic ONLY), or tattoos, since those are the only businesses still in the US.

Because the only other product made in America that we would use is something from a service industry to improve your house; like new storm windows made in Mexico, or a new door made in Panama, or a sink made in China.

You can, however, revive the one, true domestic industry that the United States has always made the best products in their field: Guns. And American Ammo wont ruin your weapon.

If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves. WINSTON CHURCHILL

1 posted on 01/31/2009 8:06:52 AM PST by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon; stowaway; jjm2111; Mrs.LoneGOPinCT; underbyte; badbackman; Bigfitz; mcswan; ...

...sigh...


2 posted on 01/31/2009 8:08:33 AM PST by RaceBannon (We have sown the wind, but we will reap the whirlwind. NObama. Not my president.)
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To: RaceBannon

I just want my pie.


3 posted on 01/31/2009 8:09:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: RaceBannon

I’m still waiting for my pie.
I didn’t get squat the last time around, either.

I’m being oppressed!
I want pie!


4 posted on 01/31/2009 8:09:29 AM PST by ozark hilljilly (Ignorant, pushy noob since 4/08)
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To: RaceBannon

:) Isn’t it infuriating how we must state the obvious to the oblivious?


5 posted on 01/31/2009 8:10:06 AM PST by wombtotomb (since its "above his paygrade", why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: RaceBannon
Therapy. Become a Democrat.


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6 posted on 01/31/2009 8:11:43 AM PST by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: cripplecreek

I swear, all this is intentional

we did not get into a crisis like this by accident

The Dems planned this, pushed things in motion, and then abused the ‘crisis’ with their powers in office and now they are going to use it to completely change our Constitution


7 posted on 01/31/2009 8:13:30 AM PST by RaceBannon (We have sown the wind, but we will reap the whirlwind. NObama. Not my president.)
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To: RaceBannon

Wouldn’t it be something if 90% of Americans getting checks would spend it on guns & ammo? That would send a sobering (to say the least) message to the government that you risk getting overthrown. An armed people is the distinct enemy of the Socialists.


8 posted on 01/31/2009 8:17:05 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("No pale pastels,but bold colors".....Ronnie,we sure do miss you,sir!)
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To: RaceBannon
Tips on how to spend your stimulus check

Pay down debt, or save it. Those are really about the only responsible things to do with it at this point.

9 posted on 01/31/2009 8:21:45 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Nihil utile nisi quod honestum - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: wombtotomb

“Isn’t it infuriating how we must state the obvious to the oblivious?”

And it still does no good because the Dim Dhims and “liberals” (socialists, communists, fifth columnists, et al, and America haters) don’t believe you, pay any attention or care anyway.


10 posted on 01/31/2009 8:25:50 AM PST by garyhope (Barack Hussein Obambi, Marxist traitor and the end of America and Western civilization)
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To: RaceBannon; gimme1ibertee; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; ...

I agree, Race. And if Obiwancanobi stimulates me, I’m going to get all excited. I think I’ll re-decorate an ammo room.


11 posted on 01/31/2009 8:29:08 AM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: All
Wouldn’t it be something if 90% of Americans getting checks would spend it on guns & ammo?

When/if one arrives at our house, that is exactly what we are going to do. We ara buying a Mossberg 590, along with an additional rifled slug barrel(home defense and deer hunting), a 9mm (undecided about manufacturer), and registration and CCW license for the missus. She wants one, just because she can. I may get one, too. I have decided that if I am going to carry a loaded weapon, I will carry it openly, thus my indecision.

12 posted on 01/31/2009 8:31:12 AM PST by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: gimme1ibertee

Great post. You beat me to it. The purchase of a nice 38 or 45 to defend the rest of our rights from the criminals in Washington...that’s the ticket.


13 posted on 01/31/2009 8:32:33 AM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: RaceBannon
America is dead and gone. The last election was the exclamation point. What used to be America is now a land mass populated by cretins and parasites who have absolutely no respect for the military and who vote for big government to confiscate money from their neighbors and "redistribute" it to them. It is not an America worth defending anymore.

I suggest everybody take a crash course on how to game the system and grab every government penny they can lay their hands before the usual parasites gobble everything up. Remember, the parasites now outnumber the hosts in this country, 53% to 47%, so don’t delay.

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14 posted on 01/31/2009 8:36:56 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: RaceBannon

Cool. I need more smokes anyway. I will take it and go to Alabama and buy smokes and deprive Gov Bredesen in Tennessee the confiscatory taxes he put on cigarettes. While in Alabama I will eat at their eateries, too.


15 posted on 01/31/2009 8:40:24 AM PST by beckysueb (Palin/Jindahl in 2012)
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To: RaceBannon
The one line I will take issue with is the comment on Boeing. The hottest selling aircraft in the world, the single aisle 737 is largely built from US parts. It may not be all Boeing parts, but the overwhelming majority of the airplane is from the U.S. manufacturers. Less so on the larger twin aisle aircraft with large section of fuselages shipped from Japan. But still even with the numerous over seas suppliers, a hit on Boeing is a huge hit on the economy. Many thousands of Americans draw a Boeing paycheck, and many thousands more Americans draw a paycheck from their company because of Boeing.

And Boeing is still the #1 exporter of of finished goods in the country. The money from those sales come back to the U.S.

16 posted on 01/31/2009 8:41:02 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: gimme1ibertee

Guns have to be registered so they know who has them and where to go to get them when they get ready to take them. It would be nice if there was some way around this.


17 posted on 01/31/2009 8:43:07 AM PST by beckysueb (Palin/Jindahl in 2012)
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To: RaceBannon

Well now I am totally depressed. LOL If the government gave me 2K of my money back I would buy a car. It would be a Chevy. I have had several. They are dependable. My ‘04 has 183K and still runs like a top. So THERE!


18 posted on 01/31/2009 8:48:43 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: NavyCanDo

NEW 737’s or refurbished?

Boeing opened up a new line in China last year, did it not?

Maybe not all airframe stuff, but a huge line for airframe production

It was 10 years ago that Pratt people complained that 20% of all civilian work was done overseas, now it is literally 80% of all Civilian AND Military engine work is overseas

If Obamanazi tried to stimulate the economy through defense spending, there will no way be the economic response that FDR had, not in any way, shape or form


19 posted on 01/31/2009 8:49:26 AM PST by RaceBannon (We have sown the wind, but we will reap the whirlwind. NObama. Not my president.)
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To: 70th Division

Sadly, your Chevy is 40% or so made in Canada and MExico?

Only Honda and Subaru are made almost entirely here


20 posted on 01/31/2009 8:51:16 AM PST by RaceBannon (We have sown the wind, but we will reap the whirlwind. NObama. Not my president.)
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To: RaceBannon

I always buy my fruits and vegetables at the local farmer’s market. I know it’s produced locally.


21 posted on 01/31/2009 9:01:11 AM PST by Tennessee_Bob (Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

>>Pay down debt, or save it. Those are really about the only responsible things to do with it at this point.<<

Savings is not an option when the interest rates banks pay you are 2% and headed South. What good will savings do if a) Congress follows through on plans to sieze 401K’s, or
b) Congress F’s up the economy so bad that the dollar is worthless. We’ll wish we had saved our Confederate money.


22 posted on 01/31/2009 9:01:18 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: RaceBannon

I buy them because they are a good car and if they EVER make a profit it will come to the USA. Sure the it may be assembled in CAnada or Mexico but the profit is here. With Honda or Subaru the profits go to another nation. I know I am a hipo. I still shop at Walmart. But I was raised in Michigan and try to buy GM. I have been happy with every car I have owned.


23 posted on 01/31/2009 9:01:32 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: RaceBannon

http://www.americansworking.com/

Spend your stim check on these items. I’m eying one of those motor scooters.


24 posted on 01/31/2009 9:04:14 AM PST by TypeZoNegative (Pro life & Vegan because I respect all life, Republican because our enemies don't respect ours.)
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To: NTHockey
Savings is not an option when the interest rates banks pay you are 2% and headed South.

Even so, it's still probably a better choice than spending it all on rapidly depreciating assets that were made in China or Malaysia.

25 posted on 01/31/2009 9:10:22 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Nihil utile nisi quod honestum - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: 70th Division

my point was, is that workers in foreign nations are making those profits

I am just flummoxed at Unions that never went on strike when foreign plants opened up

If there was ever a just cause for a union to strike it would have been when a foreign base of manufacturing was opened.

It isnt’t just about saving money, it is about capital equipment moving to foreign econimic competitors, skills leaving, parts makers leaving, foreign manufacturing ramping up to support these new plants, service jobs in those new plants now go to foreign workers instead of people here

It is the loss of the job itself that bothers me the most. I dont want to hear people chime in on Union skulduggary, that is a different issue

the issue is American companies moved oerations overseas to keep their profits high, and this cost Americans jobs, and THAT brings down the economy


26 posted on 01/31/2009 9:14:21 AM PST by RaceBannon (We have sown the wind, but we will reap the whirlwind. NObama. Not my president.)
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To: 70th Division

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/954156/posts


27 posted on 01/31/2009 9:31:23 AM PST by RaceBannon (We have sown the wind, but we will reap the whirlwind. NObama. Not my president.)
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To: beckysueb

There is...it’s called being a criminal.
When they come,we’ll just have to be quicker on the draw than they are,and being pantywaist libs,that shouldn’t be hard to do.Like shooting fish in a barrel.


28 posted on 01/31/2009 10:07:40 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("No pale pastels,but bold colors".....Ronnie,we sure do miss you,sir!)
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To: RaceBannon

Guns, Ammo, and Wild Turkey.

Oh yeah, magazines for the new guns


29 posted on 01/31/2009 10:11:04 AM PST by roaddog727 (BS does not get bridges built - the funk you see is the funk you do)
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To: RaceBannon
What check?

I am single without children, have no debt, work and pay taxes.

I get nothing back except higher taxes and gun legislation!

30 posted on 01/31/2009 12:03:18 PM PST by Dr.Syn
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To: RaceBannon
“Boeing opened up a new line in China last year, did it not?”

NO. They do build us parts, but not what we call the “tube” or body section. For[some] Boeing models China builds horizontal stabilizers, vertical fins, the aft tail section,and wing-to-body fairing panels. This web site shows a color coded breakdown of what is supplied by China.

http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/aboutus/boechina.html Hope this helps...

31 posted on 01/31/2009 3:12:02 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

Try that link again

http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/aboutus/boechina.html


32 posted on 01/31/2009 3:12:55 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: RaceBannon

What stimulus check?


33 posted on 01/31/2009 3:22:29 PM PST by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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To: RaceBannon

Of course some of us will use it for heating bills as they sky rocket out of sight.


34 posted on 01/31/2009 4:21:20 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: freema
"... I think I’ll re-decorate an ammo room."
LOL, followed by a ROLF, then finally a LMAO.
35 posted on 01/31/2009 4:22:57 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: beckysueb

Buy in the hood!


36 posted on 01/31/2009 7:42:06 PM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: Marine_Uncle

: )


37 posted on 01/31/2009 7:43:41 PM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: RaceBannon

Seeds and ammo.


38 posted on 01/31/2009 7:45:27 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: RaceBannon

I’ll use my check to pay the taxes on my Alaska permanent fund dividend.


39 posted on 02/01/2009 12:44:06 AM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: RaceBannon

I agree. I have seen it too. I grew up near Flint MI. It is now almost a ghost town. A shadow of its former self.


40 posted on 02/01/2009 5:58:58 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: RaceBannon

Very well writen by the way.


41 posted on 02/01/2009 6:00:30 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: RaceBannon

Truth is, they are not going to send us a check. They are going to let you take in in your paycheck (about 10-13 bucks a check) until it runs out, or take as a tax break at the end of the year.

I know that 10 bucks is going to really stimulate the economy.


42 posted on 02/01/2009 6:05:23 AM PST by dforest (life is now good again....he has been inaugurated)
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To: TypeZoNegative

http://www.americansworking.com/

Nice link - but does it also depict the political makeup of the workforce? I won’t buy American if I know that a large portion of the company’s employees are hard-core liberals. They are as much the enemy as any communist nation.


43 posted on 02/01/2009 6:27:07 AM PST by meyer (We are all John Galt)
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To: NavyCanDo

then I am at least half right then, though

At Kaman, we used to make aelerons for A-6, flaps for F-14s, Engine cowls for GE Engines

all that kept those companies on schedule

But, no one ever made SH-2 parts in China in the 80’s or K-MAX parts in the 90’s

WHile Boeing is only maked small parts, they are still off shoring parts to an economic competitor nation, and with that we are giving away technology, training, material knowlege...

It all makes me pissed!

And I know it aint just Boeing, Pratt is doing 3 times as much offshoring..


44 posted on 02/01/2009 8:55:18 AM PST by RaceBannon (We have sown the wind, but we will reap the whirlwind. NObama. Not my president.)
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