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How did you spend your $8,700 in stimulus money?
Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 20, 2010 | By Joshua M Brown

Posted on 08/21/2010 4:16:14 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

According to the Washington Post, the latest Congressional band-aid, in the form of a $26 billion check to the states, has finally put us at the $1 trillion mark in approved "stimulus" spending.

If you divide that trillion bucks by the number of households in the United States, roughly 114 million of them, you come to a figure of about $8700 in fiscal stimulus expenditures per household.

"Wha-wha-what?" you ask, "I didn't get any $8700 worth of stimulus..."

That's correct, you did not. Why, you may ask? It's because, apparently, you and me and all of our friends and neighbors are imbeciles, completely incapable of putting our own money toward things we want or need. These decisions are better made by government agencies and assorted department "czars" with clipboards and everything.

Well, what do we have to show for the $8700 each that's been spent on our behalf to stimulate the economy?

Look around! Ask around! How are you feeling these days? How about your family members, how's everyone holding up? What about your town's Main Street, how's that looking?

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dncrico; failure; imamofthedeficit; obamanomics; porkulus; socialism


1 posted on 08/21/2010 4:16:15 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Mine went to pay for Barry’s vacation.


2 posted on 08/21/2010 4:17:51 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
How did you spend your $8,700 in stimulus money?

Paying the taxes raised to cover this mindless and useless government spending spree.

3 posted on 08/21/2010 4:19:03 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It was not $8700, it was $6500 and i put it in the bank.


4 posted on 08/21/2010 4:20:52 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We were so excited when we found out we’d been the recipients of such beneficence.

We used it to pay our health insurance premiums since hubby’s employer, in order to avoid layoffs, asked that everyone contribute half of what the company had been paying for its employees.

So, using the government’s formula.....oh wait, no, doesnt that mean it COST me $8,700?


5 posted on 08/21/2010 4:23:19 AM PDT by oldmomster
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To: oldmomster

We used it to pay our health insurance premiums since hubby’s employer, in order to avoid layoffs, asked that everyone contribute half of what the company had been paying for its employees.


And Obamacare hasn’t even kicked in yet. Isn’t FREE healthcare great? Oh wait—not free us people who, y’know, work for a living.


6 posted on 08/21/2010 4:25:58 AM PDT by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I spent mine rewarding Obama cronies and union thugs.


7 posted on 08/21/2010 4:26:23 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Mine went to ensure the supporters of liberalism survive this economy.


8 posted on 08/21/2010 4:31:05 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

” What about your town’s Main Street, how’s that looking? “

Actually, we did get our town’s Main Street (really!) repaved - by an out-of-state contractor, with a suspiciously hispanic-looking workforce....

The “Stimulus Dollars At Work” signs were all over, though....


9 posted on 08/21/2010 4:36:16 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Jim 0216
We are paying much more for everything we use..Electricity just went up around 13%..Notice that groceries are much higher..Went to the new SAM’s in my neighborhood yesterday..Notice higher prices on everything. They are lying to us about inflation..It is here NOW and it will eat up the income of the elderly very quickly..We are living under scam after scam after scam and where it will end, nobody knows. I have read different criticisms of Glen Beck on this site, but, let me tell you, folks, from what I know about the world, he is giving you history and insight into our current dilemma which you will not get anywhere else. We need a crash course in wisdom and knowledge and I believe he is trying to achieve that as fast as he can. Our current situation did not happen overnight and it will not get healed overnight. Too much individual freedom has been lost. The question is..Will we give the rest of it away simply through throwing up our hands and submitting to those who want to be Lords over our Serfdom? I THINK NOT!
10 posted on 08/21/2010 4:40:12 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yes they scam!


11 posted on 08/21/2010 4:41:50 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
How did you spend your $8,700 in stimulus money?
"Wha-wha-what?" you ask, "I didn't get any $8700 worth of stimulus..."

I got it.
And I spent it on Hookers and Cocaine.

regards,
B.H. Obama

......

12 posted on 08/21/2010 4:48:25 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

"You? It went to us, our mistresses, Sharia, the illegal aliens,
and the bankers and unions that put us here.
Pay up, suckers … then die."

13 posted on 08/21/2010 4:53:53 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I actually PAID a lot more than $8700 to fund this "stimulus".
14 posted on 08/21/2010 4:55:17 AM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: jazzlite

*** I have read different criticisms of Glen Beck on this site, but, let me tell you, folks, from what I know about the world, he is giving you history and insight into our current dilemma which you will not get anywhere else.***

Thank you. This needs repeating. Glen is not telling us what to think, just asking that we question, read and make wise decisions based on truth.


15 posted on 08/21/2010 5:00:00 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

16 posted on 08/21/2010 5:14:31 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Kartographer

“Mine went to pay for Barry’s vacation.”

And mine helped to pay for Michelles’ “let them eat cake” tour in Spain


17 posted on 08/21/2010 5:22:40 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: jazzlite
That's right. You can chart the growth of government and the increase in prices in this country in the 1900's and see a direct relationship (not coincidental, but causal) between the growth of government and inflation.

Let's shout it from the rooftops. Basic economics and historical fact proves:

Government never has and never will create wealth.

Government always has and always will create poverty.

Only free-market capitalism creates wealth.

18 posted on 08/21/2010 5:24:02 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I let my betters decide what to do with my money. /sarc


19 posted on 08/21/2010 5:25:33 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Compact Theory)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Still waiting for my check.

Where’s my pie!!??


20 posted on 08/21/2010 5:26:18 AM PDT by meyer (Our own government has become our enemy,...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Well, what do we have to show for the $8700 each that's been spent on our behalf to stimulate the economy?

I purchased invisible things to help me stimulate the invisible recovery engineered by the the most transparent executive and legislative branches ever in the history of our nation.

21 posted on 08/21/2010 5:43:52 AM PDT by A message
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I believe my $8700 went to bail out unions and folks that refuse to work.


22 posted on 08/21/2010 6:04:20 AM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: Uncle Ike

I bought those signs.


23 posted on 08/21/2010 6:08:20 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My check bounced!


24 posted on 08/21/2010 6:11:56 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
As much as I disagreed with it, At least Clinton and Bush when they sent out stimulus money, it was an actual check that went to peoples homes.
25 posted on 08/21/2010 6:24:20 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Could any of you economics whiz kids tell us, what the impact of giving that $8700 to the families would have been?
26 posted on 08/21/2010 6:42:14 AM PDT by WhatsItAllAbout
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A clickable map: 100 Most "Silly" & "Wasteful" Stimulus Projects: Grant Money

Or $300,000 FOR MAPPING RADIOACTIVE RABBIT FECES

27 posted on 08/21/2010 6:50:46 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
How did you spend your $8,700 in stimulus money?

Mine bought 218 lobsters for Michelle Obama over some 70 meals on the taxpayer $.

28 posted on 08/21/2010 6:57:33 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Jim 0216
You can chart the growth of government and the increase in prices in this country in the 1900's and see a direct relationship (not coincidental, but causal) between the growth of government and inflation letting women vote.

There. Fixed it for ya.

29 posted on 08/21/2010 7:18:30 AM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: Jim 0216

I used 1500 to replace our ancient heat pump. The rest I left at the office I guess.


30 posted on 08/21/2010 7:26:16 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: Kartographer

I’m still waiting for my ‘stimulus’ money.


31 posted on 08/21/2010 10:18:38 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

You are most welcome!


32 posted on 08/21/2010 6:54:52 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: bankwalker
That too.

With notable exceptions, women and blacks tend to be fairly defective in political understanding of our limited-government constitutional concepts.

33 posted on 08/23/2010 3:39:24 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’ve actually gotten a lot of it, then some. Got the 1st time homebuyer $8k and then the UI benefits $25 per week for a year.

Then my parents did the cash for clunkers. I would do a new AC unit with the massive rebate going on, but can’t afford it now.


34 posted on 08/23/2010 3:46:14 AM PDT by Tolsti2
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