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Tax Rebate and what to do with it

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The Dog

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President Bush said each one of us would get a $1200.00 tax rebate. It was previously slated to be $1400.00, but they dropped it to a $1200.00 tax rebate because of various budget problems.

Now, if we spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China, if we spend it on computers, most of the money will go to Korea or India.

If we spend it on gasoline it will all go to the Arabs.....and none of these scenarios will help the American economy.

We need to keep that money here in America .....so the only way to keep that money here at home is to drink beer, gamble, or spend it on prostitution. Currently it seems that these are the only businesses still left in the U.S.
 

JonGalt

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I think we're going to save ours for the tax increase which I expect to come in early 2009.

Of course it will be called "rolling back" the Bush tax cuts for the "rich".

I'll be on my yacht if you need me.....
 

Mike Boyd

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President Bush said each one of us would get a $1200.00 tax rebate. It was previously slated to be $1400.00, but they dropped it to a $1200.00 tax rebate because of various budget problems.

Now, if we spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China, if we spend it on computers, most of the money will go to Korea or India.

If we spend it on gasoline it will all go to the Arabs.....and none of these scenarios will help the American economy.

We need to keep that money here in America .....so the only way to keep that money here at home is to drink beer, gamble, or spend it on prostitution. Currently it seems that these are the only businesses still left in the U.S.

I would suggest ordering 3 appraisals of your house. Then it will go to the people who need it the most! (make sure to ask for a comp check)
 

Tom Woolford

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I'm going to use it to help pay this years taxes.
 

Restrain

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Buying a pair of revolvers. YeeHaw.
 

Patti Jury

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$1200? Last I heard it dropped to $300 for singles and $600 for families...or something like that.

I
 

Non Sequitur

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BFD. For the self employed this is nothing. I wish I could opt out, all this does is give me one more figure I have to keep track of for the next filing.
 
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The beer, gambling and prostitution gig sounds do-able but my wife says I drink too much.

When I really start thinking about it, I come close to the same conclusion as Non-Sequitur.

Seriously though I will probably put it toward my kids tuition and after-care bill.
 

Viking

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Toyota is an American manufacturer now. Keep those non UAW manufacturing employees busy. My wife will buy one this summer. Not that $1200 will go far. I just spent 3X that on a Panasonic plasma and accessories.
 

Bill_FL

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I will be buying some new shiny stuff for the Harley. THen, I plan on taking a nice long trip. Spending the money with small mom and pop businesses on my back roads route.
 
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