Stimulus Package Explained

With Senate about to vote on the Obama Stimulus Package (OSP), I requested an explanation from a friend of mind how this was going to work.  This was his response:

Sometime 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.

Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the US economy by spending your stimulus check wisely:

  • If you spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China.
  • If you spend it on gasoline, it will go to Hugo Chavez, the Arabs and Al Qaeda
  • If you purchase a computer, it will go to Taiwan.
  • If you purchase fruit and vegetables, it will go to Mexico, Honduras, Chile, and Guatemala.
  • If you buy a car, it will go to Japan and Korea.
  • If you purchase prescription drugs, it will go to India
  • If you purchase heroin, it will go to the Taliban in Afghanistan
  • If you give it to a charitable cause, it will go to Nigeria.

And none of it will help the American economy.

We need to keep that money here in America. You can keep the money in America by spending it at yard sales, going to a baseball game, or spend it on prostitutes, beer (domestic ONLY), or tattoos, since those are the only businesses that will still be in the US after the OSP is passed.

Any questions?


About Tom Roland

EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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4 Responses to Stimulus Package Explained

  1. Steve says:

    Great post here!

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  2. Steve Dennis says:

    I think you pretty much summed up this whole debacle.

  3. Z says:

    That was well put…….sadly, it’s true, too!

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