Skip to comments.Tips on how to spend your stimulus check
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."
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
I just want my pie.
I’m still waiting for my pie.
I didn’t get squat the last time around, either.
I’m being oppressed!
I want pie!
:) Isn’t it infuriating how we must state the obvious to the oblivious?
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
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.
Pay down debt, or save it. Those are really about the only responsible things to do with it at this point.
“Isnt 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.
I agree, Race. And if Obiwancanobi stimulates me, I’m going to get all excited. I think I’ll re-decorate an ammo room.
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.
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.
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 dont delay.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Sadly, your Chevy is 40% or so made in Canada and MExico?
Only Honda and Subaru are made almost entirely here
I always buy my fruits and vegetables at the local farmer’s market. I know it’s produced locally.
>>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.
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.
Spend your stim check on these items. I’m eying one of those motor scooters.
Even so, it's still probably a better choice than spending it all on rapidly depreciating assets that were made in China or Malaysia.
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
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.
Guns, Ammo, and Wild Turkey.
Oh yeah, magazines for the new guns
I am single without children, have no debt, work and pay taxes.
I get nothing back except higher taxes and gun legislation!
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...
Try that link again
What stimulus check?
Of course some of us will use it for heating bills as they sky rocket out of sight.
Buy in the hood!
Seeds and ammo.
I’ll use my check to pay the taxes on my Alaska permanent fund dividend.
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.
Very well writen by the way.
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.
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.
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..
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