But once you pay your tax bill, its the government's money.<quoted text>
First of all, it's not the government's money. It's my/our money.
How about this.
That 10 dollars is 10 dollars the government didn't take from you.
You earned that 10 dollars. The government isn't "giving" you anything until you get more from the government than you gave to them.
No, it's not an "extra" 10 dollars because that 10 dollars always belonged to you to begin with.
It's an extra 10 dollars if you get an additional 10 dollars worth of food stamps or your welfare check is 10 dollars more.
Just how stupid are you?
So what's the difference if I spend ten bucks less or get a ten dollar instant rebate?
You right whiners evidently think these have difference effects on your wallet.