Wow, $13 A Week Tax Break

Wow, $13 A Week Tax Break

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Batch 37 Pain Is Good

United States

#1 Feb 12, 2009
Thanks Dems for rushing this bill through and seizing nearly a Trillion dollars from the economy. Americans are truly foolish for giving their liberty away for thirteen bucks a week...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090211/ap_on_bi_...
geez

Belleville, MI

#2 Feb 12, 2009
what a great way to sell the entire country and our kids future tax obligations right down the proverbial river for the price of 2 happymeals a week.

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#3 Feb 12, 2009
$13.00 a week? I guess that's "change" you can believe in....(Now see if anyone gets the pun) LOL.... What is that, like 2 gallons of milk and 3 gallons of gas?

Since: Oct 07

Big Rapids, MI

#4 Feb 12, 2009
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
Thanks Dems for rushing this bill through and seizing nearly a Trillion dollars from the economy. Americans are truly foolish for giving their liberty away for thirteen bucks a week...
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090211/ap_on_bi_...
I'm thinking of buying a new car with mine.... You know of any good stores that sell the Classic Matchbox Cars? Before they were made in China!

“BUD/S Class 92”

Since: Sep 08

SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM

#5 Feb 12, 2009
BR Bean Counter wrote:
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I'm thinking of buying a new car with mine.... You know of any good stores that sell the Classic Matchbox Cars? Before they were made in China!
I think you might be able to save two weeks worth and get one of those DUB metal cars, much bigger than a classic matchbox.
RealAmerican

Royal Oak, MI

#6 Feb 12, 2009
I heard it was $20 Aweek, But they were to increase unemployment benefits by $100 a month, Gee 4 weeks a month apx, $80 a month for those who work, $100 for those who dont.

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#7 Feb 12, 2009
RealAmerican wrote:
I heard it was $20 Aweek, But they were to increase unemployment benefits by $100 a month, Gee 4 weeks a month apx,$80 a month for those who work,$100 for those who dont.
The extra for the unenjoyed is for that guy in Florida who asked Obama why unemployment wasn't covering his $3,000 a month salary. The guy thought that the government should give him 3 grand a month to match his previous wage level.
Sheriff_Garrett

United States

#8 Feb 12, 2009
Thirteen dollars extra a week might work if the general cost of living and medical expenses dropped down to pre- 1890's levels.*rolls eyes*
RealAmerican

Royal Oak, MI

#9 Feb 12, 2009
Hurley35 wrote:
<quoted text>The extra for the unenjoyed is for that guy in Florida who asked Obama why unemployment wasn't covering his $3,000 a month salary. The guy thought that the government should give him 3 grand a month to match his previous wage level.
That was pretty funny, I dont believe he even asked that. What about whoolleoo,from micky-d's.I think he needed some more crack.

“love, loyalty, friendship”

Since: Sep 08

Dutchville

#10 Feb 12, 2009
Yeah, thirteen bucks! That's really going to help me spend more and stimulate the economy.

“Just Thinking”

Since: Nov 07

Sparta, MI

#11 Feb 12, 2009
RealAmerican wrote:
I heard it was $20 Aweek, But they were to increase unemployment benefits by $100 a month, Gee 4 weeks a month apx,$80 a month for those who work,$100 for those who dont.
Unemployment comes from employers, NOT the government. He can stand there all day and take credit for forcing an extention of benefits but not a dime of that money will come from the "stimulus package". The Great One President Obama is confusing the facts. Don't believe everything you here please.
Sheriff_Garrett

United States

#13 Feb 12, 2009
little-me wrote:
Yeah, thirteen bucks! That's really going to help me spend more and stimulate the economy.
Mornin', little-one!

But hey--That's approx. 13 more trips to the Mickey d's dollar menu a week, thereby contributing to the other half of the problem, the strain on the healthcare system...

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#14 Feb 12, 2009
RealAmerican wrote:
<quoted text>That was pretty funny, I dont believe he even asked that. What about whoolleoo,from micky-d's.I think he needed some more crack.
I don't know if that's the truth or not... It's just something I heard, that they guys asked Obama if he was going to see if unemployment was going to match the $3,000.00 a month job he just lost.

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#15 Feb 12, 2009
kclh_thunk wrote:
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Unemployment comes from employers, NOT the government. He can stand there all day and take credit for forcing an extention of benefits but not a dime of that money will come from the "stimulus package". The Great One President Obama is confusing the facts. Don't believe everything you here please.
Employers do pay into a State's unemployment fund but at the unemployment rates we currently have there isn't enough in that fund to cover all the unemployed so the State's and the Federal government have to kick in extra money to make up the difference.

Since: Oct 07

Big Rapids, MI

#16 Feb 12, 2009
Enough joking around! This whole stimulus bill is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. We've effectively tripled out national debt load so that people can earn an extra $400 per/year?

It would be nice to think that someone in Congress actually knows who in this world is going to buy all of these T-Bills to fund this at the current interest rates. Even conservative estimates place the interest cost of this bill at over $250 Billion a year. Has anyone there thought of what will happen if the Treasury Dept is forced to pay an extra point or two to finance all this worthless paper?

And speaking of worthless..... What will this do to the dollar's value on the world market? Inflation here we come, and we'll be spending a heck of a lot more than a lousy $13 per/week extra if gas prices spike again.

This is what we get when we elect a bunch of lawyers to try to run the economy.

“love, loyalty, friendship”

Since: Sep 08

Dutchville

#17 Feb 12, 2009
Sheriff_Garrett wrote:
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Mornin', little-one!
But hey--That's approx. 13 more trips to the Mickey d's dollar menu a week, thereby contributing to the other half of the problem, the strain on the healthcare system...
Mornin' Sheriff! I could do one lunch a week at Wendy's.

ummmmmm... Frosty (Homer Simpson drooling)
Chelsea Sooner

Lansing, MI

#18 Feb 12, 2009
Well that's about $312 over the 6 months before the decline to $8. Better than an increase but doesn't stimulate me.

“Go MSU Spartans!”

Since: Oct 08

Kalamazoo, MI

#19 Feb 12, 2009
BR Bean Counter wrote:
Enough joking around! This whole stimulus bill is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. We've effectively tripled out national debt load so that people can earn an extra $400 per/year?
It would be nice to think that someone in Congress actually knows who in this world is going to buy all of these T-Bills to fund this at the current interest rates. Even conservative estimates place the interest cost of this bill at over $250 Billion a year. Has anyone there thought of what will happen if the Treasury Dept is forced to pay an extra point or two to finance all this worthless paper?
And speaking of worthless..... What will this do to the dollar's value on the world market? Inflation here we come, and we'll be spending a heck of a lot more than a lousy $13 per/week extra if gas prices spike again.
This is what we get when we elect a bunch of lawyers to try to run the economy.
Sorry BR, the average folks don't understand what you are saying. Right now they are being fed what they want to hear. They'll only kind of get it when everything collapses.

“Don't touch my junk man!”

Since: Nov 07

Middle of the Mitten, Michigan

#20 Feb 12, 2009
Wow, before the election I entered my husband and I's income into the little "tax break calculator" and was told I'd have around 1200 dollars in tax breaks a year.

With 13 bucks a week starting in June I will see a tax break of around 312 dollars for 20009. Then next year when it falls to just 8 bucks a week I'll see a yearly tax break of around 382 bucks a year. WOW! How freaking stimulating...

“Don't touch my junk man!”

Since: Nov 07

Middle of the Mitten, Michigan

#21 Feb 12, 2009
Oh yeah, looking at my state of Michigan tax return/bill I'll actually see an extra 212 bucks a year. I've paid the state 100 more in taxes at least this year over last.

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