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It’s simple, really

Is the looming “Economic Stimulus” really a going to stimulate the economy, or is it just a populist vote-grab? If this kind of wealth redistribution really works, why don’t we do it all the time, and not just when an election rolls around? Maybe I just don’t understand economics.

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, thus stimulating the economy.
Q. But isn’t that stimulating the economy of China?
A. Shut up.

Succinct explanation of the process by Dave Barry.

One Comment

  1. kff wrote:

    it’s all a cheap ploy for republican votes… but i’m using mine to buy an iphone. word up!

    Monday, May 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

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