Tax rebate nonesense
If Bush was a real conservative, he'd just send a note saying "You're on you own, folks."
Even though, as it appears, our family will receive about $1800 ($1200 for the adults, $600 for the two chitlins), I'd rather the government keep it and not create a bigger black hole of debt.
We'll take the $1800, of course, but will it go to buying a new 60" HD TV? No, it'll probably go to paying down the debt on the mini van. You know, so we can reduce the amount of interest paid to the bank. So much for stimulating the economy.
How soon will Moody's reduce our bond rating from AAA? When this happens, we'll be nothing but a junk bond dealer in a cheap suit. When will our dollar be worth less than a yen? Will it take a stack of greenbacks to buy a loaf of bread?
So, my children will inherit a larger national debt because we had some short sided vision in 2008. Brilliant. Gotta love these nimrods we've got in power.