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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-09 02:43 PM
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36. Thank you for a comprehensive presentation
No, I cannot point to anything specific mainly because it appears that the plans continue to change as I can see also from the many "may" that you inserted.

Yes, I agree with you that any stimulus has to be structures so that most of it goes back into the economy and paying debt or saving does not do this.

I remember Bush's stimulus checks from the summer of 2001, before 9/11, when he so cavalierly raided the surplus that Clinton left. He came to town to meet with small business owners and at least one couple admitted to the reporter that the tax cut they received was used to purchase additional equipment, not to hire anyone.
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  -Dear President (elect) Obama (and Congress): Please, no stimulus checks question everything  Jan-09-09 11:51 AM   #0 
  - Working on the infrastructure immediately will open up immediate jobs  monmouth   Jan-09-09 11:53 AM   #1 
  - But not for everyone  democrattotheend   Jan-09-09 01:43 PM   #29 
     - The physical aspect of building an infrastructure is just one part  question everything   Jan-09-09 02:21 PM   #31 
  - I believe the thought behind the stimulus checks is that they will help  merh   Jan-09-09 11:53 AM   # 
  - Thank You, Thank You, Thank You... n/t  firedupdem   Jan-09-09 11:55 AM   #4 
  - No, they will not. Did not happen in 2001 and not last year  question everything   Jan-09-09 11:59 AM   #6 
  - Well, let me question you then?  merh   Jan-09-09 12:28 PM   #17 
  - There were many reports at the time of those checks  question everything   Jan-09-09 12:47 PM   #24 
     - But whether the rebates (tax credits - I get back more of my money)  merh   Jan-09-09 12:52 PM   #28 
        - actually it *doesn't* go to those who really need it  northernlights   Jan-09-09 02:24 PM   #32 
           - that is contrary to what the post I replied to contended.  merh   Jan-09-09 02:28 PM   #33 
  - We did get one good quarter of growth out of it in the 2nd quarter.  Zynx   Jan-09-09 02:33 PM   #35 
  - Unfortunately, they don't really work.  Occam Bandage   Jan-09-09 12:01 PM   #8 
  - And that is needed.  merh   Jan-09-09 12:26 PM   #14 
     - But that is only helpful in the long term, and we're not talking long term.  Occam Bandage   Jan-09-09 12:37 PM   #20 
        - Doesn't his plan provide for tax credits to the workers  merh   Jan-09-09 12:47 PM   #25 
  - didn't work last time around  northernlights   Jan-09-09 02:21 PM   #30 
     - it takes times to create the jobs  merh   Jan-09-09 02:30 PM   #34 
  - We can do both and the proposed plan is attempting to do both.  phleshdef   Jan-09-09 11:53 AM   #2 
  - I'd prefer stimulus checks for the poor and the elderly  oktoberain   Jan-09-09 11:54 AM   #3 
  - That's a good compromise  question everything   Jan-09-09 11:57 AM   #5 
     - Doubt it, and I wouldn't vote for it either.  Occam Bandage   Jan-09-09 12:05 PM   #9 
     - "Difficulty paying the bills" is not equivalent to "difficulty surviving."  oktoberain   Jan-09-09 12:43 PM   #22 
        - I know that, and you know that, but most of my hypothetical constituents don't.  Occam Bandage   Jan-09-09 12:49 PM   #26 
     - Not likely. Recall that these were the Congresspeople  oktoberain   Jan-09-09 12:07 PM   #11 
  - His infrastructure plan will create many honest jobs with good wages,  Occam Bandage   Jan-09-09 12:00 PM   #7 
  - Obama has already indicated that there will be no stimulus checks it will be payroll deductions.  WI_DEM   Jan-09-09 12:07 PM   #10 
  - Isn't it the same thing? More money in our hands to...  question everything   Jan-09-09 12:13 PM   #12 
     - More money in our hands = trickle up. Are you still advocating for Reaganomics here?  phleshdef   Jan-09-09 12:16 PM   #13 
     - Demand-side is the polar opposite of Reaganomics. nt  Occam Bandage   Jan-09-09 12:40 PM   #21 
        - Not disagreeing. I'm just saying, giving a majority the people more relief isn't a bad thing.  phleshdef   Jan-09-09 12:46 PM   #23 
           - Ah, I see your point now. nt  Occam Bandage   Jan-09-09 12:50 PM   #27 
     - You specifically mentioned stimulus checks and I was just telling you that isn't the plan  WI_DEM   Jan-09-09 12:27 PM   #15 
     - No, it isn't the same thing.  FrenchieCat   Jan-09-09 12:30 PM   #19 
  - Can you point to this proposal of forwarding Stimulus checks that you are speaking of?  FrenchieCat   Jan-09-09 12:28 PM   #16 
  - Thank you for a comprehensive presentation  question everything   Jan-09-09 02:43 PM   #36 
  - Speak for yourself....I want mine thank you very much, the bigger the better...  truebrit71   Jan-09-09 12:29 PM   #18 
 

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