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Old 01-25-2008, 10:18 PM   #41
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I was thinking we should all cash our checks at the bank and ask for cash back. Just imagine how many billions that would cost.
Even if you got $100 bills that would be 1.5 billion. Somebody better get the presses running.

Yes ma'am, I'll take that in "ones" if you don't mind.
Think bigger: ask for it in pennies, The metals in them cost more than 1 cent nowadays.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:32 PM   #42
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Think bigger: ask for it in pennies, The metals in them cost more than 1 cent nowadays.
Hummmmm, at almost 56 pounds per $100.... Think I'll invest in wheelbarrow stocks.
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:01 AM   #43
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I was out of town for a few days and when I got back I immediately went to the mailbox and No Check. What's up?
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BTW, am I the only one who hears cheesy 70s wa-wa base in the background (a la low rent p0rn) every time someone mentions a "stimulus package?"
No? Seems like an odd name for it, I agree. I could suggest a few better names for it, but I might offend someone.
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I would like to see anyone wanting to pick up a check at least do something trivial for it. Clean up the park, sweep your street, and read the "buy american" suggestions for the funds.
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CNN Money article Senate Democrats mull expanded stimulus plan

Leaders will consider adding retirees to the tax rebate plan, and extending jobless benefits.

Senate Democrats mull expanding stimulus plan - Jan. 26, 2008

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Senate Democrats are refusing to rubber stamp the House measure. That raises the possibility of protracted negotiations if Democrats are successful in giving retirees tax rebates, extending unemployment benefits, boosting heating subsidies for the poor, and temporarily increasing food stamp payments.
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Sounds like a good idea to me if the tax rebates are good enough for the rest of America then it is only fair that the people on Social Security receive them too. During this time of economic turmoil extending unemployment benefits, boosting heating subsides for the poor and temporarily increasing food stamp payments can only help those in our society who are in need of assistance.

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