Thursday, April 3, 2008

Stimulus Check...

So I heard this story the other day. I was startled. For those of you who don't like following links, it basically was about the fact that the IRS has decided that for certain people in this country they will send gifts in lieu of cash for their stimulus checks... yes... gifts. The story recounts how one couple in Arizona already received an air conditioner. THEY DIDN'T EVEN NEED AN AIR CONDITIONER.

The woman they interviewed at the IRS said that the stimulus package is meant to be spent on consumer goods, so the IRS is doing research before they send out the checks and if the person receiving the money looks as though they won't spend the money but will save it instead, then they will buy something for them that is "geographically appropriate" and send it to them. HOW MESSED UP IS THIS?

Isn't this a republican stimulus package? And isn't the republican stance on economics small government and personal responsibility. So why in the world are they deciding how to spend people's money?

According to the story, Melissa and I are prime targets (aka large amount of debt). All I have to say is I hope I don't get a package in a month with $1200 worth of Philly Cheese Steaks.

5 comments:

Joel Bock said...

I don't want to even begin to imagine what they think I'd need in New Jersey!? Oil? Bad water? A strip mall? That's ridiculous!

Krista said...

April Fool's! Check the link again now...

Michael said...

crap...

newnormal said...

Ha! I read the link and didn't even see the editor's note. I had come up with witty things about how that was so not a good idea!
Wau to go Krista for being smarter than us.

At least you didn't Rick Roll us!

Luke Ankeny said...

At least it wasn't the google toilet internet thing again ...