Stimulus package tax credit should me...

Stimulus package tax credit should mean $8 to $10 a week

There are 448 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 17, 2009, titled Stimulus package tax credit should mean $8 to $10 a week. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Reporting from Washington - President Obama signed the $787-billion stimulus package into law Tuesday while in Denver, his first major legislative victory and the final stroke in a six-week effort to jump-start ...

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Melrose Park, IL

#1 Feb 17, 2009
Since I still expect tax or CTA fare increases I think I'll be saving this stimulus too. Sorry restaurant workers, I'm still priced out by our poor excuse for a government. Maybe next time they let me keep some of my money to spend I'll send some your way.

Falls Church, VA

#2 Feb 18, 2009
$8 to $10 a week is pathetic! PATHETIC!!!!

California has stopped all state construction projects - is laying off 20,000 people - and are going to increase taxes well beyond the $8 to $10 we are going to see in our weekly pay checks.

This economic 'recovery' package is as big a fraud as President Obama himself - all fluff and no substance - I mean, how ON EARTH do you measure a "saved" job? Is GM going to stop with its 47,000 lay-offs?

Jack Kevorkian

Lake Zurich, IL

#3 Feb 18, 2009
I lovin' this!

Woodridge, IL

#4 Feb 18, 2009
UNREAL!! I am sickened to see what these insane people are doing to my Country and even more sickened we can't do anything to stop them. I have no hope in this "stimulus" at all and no hope for our Country for the next 4 years. Today I am sad. Thank you Democratic Congress and Senate. I hope you all are left penniless and ashamed for what you have done.

Pompano Beach, FL

#5 Feb 18, 2009
Obama's plan is a joke!!
Gopher Fan

Schaumburg, IL

#7 Feb 18, 2009
$8-10 extra, oh boy, I can use that to pay the Cook County tax on my grocery bill. What a joke.

Wapakoneta, OH

#8 Feb 18, 2009
What A CROCK---8 bucks a week lets see how I can stimulate the economy,,,I can super size my fast food order,helping the fast food companies,,, gain more weight helping the clothing stores when I have to buy bigger clothes,,, Oh,and lets not forget the health care folks when I have a heart attack from all that fast food, I guess that 8 bucks will go a long way in getting this nation back on it's feet again after all.Thanks Uncle SAM.


#9 Feb 18, 2009
These politicians are in too long we need term limits on all elected offices..let them be a crook once but not a lifetime ...

Pipestone, MN

#10 Feb 18, 2009
8 to 10 $$$ a week. if i save it for 2 weeks i can buy a 1/2 gal. of black velvet


#11 Feb 18, 2009
If I save my 8-10 a week, In a month, I can pay for 1/2 of a prescription medicine. Ridiculous. Change, my ass! To the gutter further we go.
Billy Rollkins

Richland, MI

#12 Feb 18, 2009
Everyone goes on an on about President Obama, after all he was not the one that got us in this mess in the first place. We the people of the United States of America need to look at each of our personal situations and deal with it. I wish I wasn't getting forclosed on, that I did not overspend on my credit cards, living beyond by means, but that is what we are always told to do is to go out and spend some money. Now look, I'm eathing rice cakes and peanut butter and I totally deserve it. I was making 2079.00 a month, now I only make 1040.00 a month, it's going to be a stretch but I think I can manage. I guess what I'm really trying to say is we all need to go back to the basic necessities of life and quit living out of our means. We don't have to have everything under the sun to be happy.

Naperville, IL

#13 Feb 18, 2009
So, $8 a week and creation of short-term jobs. All for $800,000,000,000.00. What a deal.

Montgomery, AL

#14 Feb 18, 2009
Oh guys quit your complaining. We all can't be awarded huge checks you know. You could always perform Seppuku or quit yapping. Be thankful if you still have a job. It could get worse.

Oak Park, IL

#15 Feb 18, 2009
Between TARP (which didn't buy bad assets, it was just a giveaway to banks), the new stimulus bill, and all the money the Fed and the Treasury have given out, the country is out over $2.5 trillion. I think it would have been better to take that money and write down the value of the homes underlying the bad mortgages, and let people refinance at the lower number at a low fixed rate. This way the people keep their homes, the banks get their money and would have money free to make loans, local governments wouldn't lose out on their property taxes, and consumers wouldn't be scared to spend money and the consumer economy wouldn't be tanking. If the average write down was $100k, you would save 25 million homes.


#16 Feb 18, 2009
Soon I'll have to disconnect from cable and the Internet. Maybe thats the plan keep 'em in the dark and feed 'em BS.
Fedup in Chicago

Downers Grove, IL

#17 Feb 18, 2009
My husband was listening to Chicago Public Radio and they reported that the stimulus package would create approximately 126,000 jobs in Illinois. They reported that the bulk of the jobs would be created in Guitterez's district. Has anyone heard anything about this? I have not been able to locate anything on the web regarding this. Fox news is reporting there is a US map out there that you can click on to see how much money will be allocated by state. I cannot find this map (there is supposedly a link on foxs website). Please comment if you have any info on this.
Dave G

United States

#18 Feb 18, 2009
Socialism is coming folks and the liberals of the Democratatic party love it.

Algonquin, IL

#19 Feb 18, 2009
Hugo Chavez would be very proud of our new "dictator" incentive to work, or go to college(you'll never find a job that will pay back those loans)...just sit back a suck on the govt teet, til we end up like Iceland.

Chicago, IL

#20 Feb 18, 2009
I have my own plan! If you have been paying your mortgage stop! Hussein will save you. The great one is going to bail out all of those who did not qualify for one ( Bad Credit ,no credit and most important no down payments) What group of people could this be? Also claim the max amount of exemptions on your state and federal withholding form. Especially your state. You see whats happening in Ca. and Ks. Don't you.

Springfield, IL

#21 Feb 18, 2009
$8 to $10 a week! Hell's yeah!!! I'm runnin' out my trailer and buy me a case of Iron City Beers. God Bless the U.S.A.

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