Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wisdom from the internet

This year, taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus Payment. This is a very exciting new program that I will explain using the Q and A format:

Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?

A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

Q. Where will the government get this money?

A. From taxpayers.

Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?

A. No, they are borrowing it from China . Your children are expected to repay the Chinese.

Q. What is the purpose of this payment?

A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.

Q. But isn't that stimulating the economy of China ?

A. Shut up.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Q: What would Miglavs propose instead of a stimulus to head-off the onset of a depression?

A: He doesn't have a fucking clue.

Anonymous said...

anon 6:59 your attempt at Q & A results in an epic fail.

Anonymous said...

Bush is the one who sent us all a stimulus check in the mail. I haven't heard Obama promise a check in every mailbox. If I am wrong, Im sure Dave will set me straight post haste.

Anonymous said...

Hey, look, I agree that Obama's plan is going to fail, although I, unlike Rush Limbaugh, do not "want him to fail."

The reason it's going to fail is not because it's "too small" or "too big" or financed by China, but because it treats the symptoms as the problem, instead of the fundamental structural inequities that have developed over a period of decades that are the problem.

But: These are extraordinary times ... the American economy, even modern-day capitalism as we know it, may well be the Titanic, starting to lift out of the water before it begins its long descent to the bottom. So all hands on deck, Miglavs: What's your solution?

Hint: Building a 50-foot wall along the U.S.-Mexican border ain't it.

Anonymous said...

A depression is as sure as nightfall.

Nice to know that Libs will suffer the most.

That will make it worthwhile.

Time to Embrace some Reality!!

Scottiebill said...

Anon 851: Another reason Comrade Obama will fail is that he larded up his cabinet with mostly Clinton cast-off, sycophants, and wanna-bes. In my opinion, Obama will fail big-time. He will be a one-term President, if he makes it through the next four years without being impeached for gross malfeasance of office. In 2012 the country will get back on track when Sarah Palin and either Bobby Jindal or Duncan Hunter get elected President and Veep. By then Obama's campaign motto - "Change we can believe in" - will be coming true. By then the country will be very desperate for change.

Anonymous said...

anon 7:39 Bush's bail put and stimulus checks were mistakes also . nobama is only going to give a break (rebate ) to those who don't even pay taxes!!!!!!!!