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“I used my $600 to bail myself out of prison, along with $6900 more.”
Nick, 28, Welder
A random sampling of some charges that’ll earn you $7,000 bail: insurance fraud, failure to pay child support, and beating a man to death in 1864.
Wow, there's some heartbreakers on the next page.
"Following the January announcement, in anticipation of receiving Dub-ya's election year stimulus bribe, I allocated the $1200 toward the purchase of this cemetery monument for my wife, who died in November at the too-young age of 54. The money for the monument stayed in the US."
"I'm totally disabled due to a back injury at work and because I had $2980 in income by cashing out my sick leave from work, I was $20 under the required amount to get a stimulus check. I need it badly but don't "qualify", explain that one Bush! I had to charge a whirlpool tub to help my back because I can't afford physical therapy."
Ain't that America.
That guy has a Bob Marley poster behind him... he probably didn't beat a guy to death in 1864. Potheads aren't usually the violent type of rapscallions.
So, I'm curious, how many of you have gotten your checks? Because, I'm still waiting for mine.
I'm much to wealthy to "deserve" one. I have the privilege of paying the ones the rest of you get. Hope you choke on it.
@2 : They might well be the child-support-ducking type, though.
I'm dumping mine in savings to get the hell out of here.
per the IRS payment schedule, I have another month to wait before I see a check.
i owed a little this year, paid via direct debit over three months ago. but the IRS can't do direct deposit to me since they didn't have permission or whatever.
so not all of us are rich quite yet.
We received our check REALLY fast--like, third week of April--but I heard a rumor that they're being distributed by social security number, and mine begins with a zero.
I still haven't gotten my regular federal refund, though. Grrr.
Mine is currently "stimulating" my savings account.
#4, if I understand correctly how the stimulus works, you're not paying for anything.
"but I heard a rumor that they're being distributed by social security number"
rumor? anyone can view the schedule via a link on irs.gov:
I'm still waiting for mine.
Made to much money, didn't get anything. At the least they could have sent me a letter: "You are rolling in too much phat cash to get a stimulus payment!" but no, I didn't get jack shit.
Still waitin' for ours. I think they're punishing people who still file on paper on April 15th, which is smart if you owe, which is also smart.
@9 You obviously don't understand how it works. Every dollar the Government spends (on stimulation, war, roads, education etc. and etc.) has to be raised somewhere through taxes... I pay those taxes, but don't qualify for stimulus, (apparently I don't need to be stimulated) so, ergo, I am paying for the stimulus you are receiving. Any benefit I get from your stimulation is at best negligible, and probably non-existent, since recent increases in the price of gas more than consume the entire stimulus package. This is not Stimulus, it's soviet style wealth redistribution.
You and me both... (Obviously we would have used the cash in some un-stimulating way (like possibly investing it and creating jobs) instead of spending it in stimulating ways (like on malt liquor and cigarettes)).
$7000.00? Learn to add, the kid needed $7500.00 to bail out of prison not $7000.00. So those items that you could bail out on with just $7000.00 are wrong, you are still short by $500.00.
@3 and 13,
They're distributing the checks based on the last two digits of your social. You can find the schedule on the IRS's website.
I'm not getting mine til mid-June, the bastids.
Or maybe it's more like reducing taxes for people on the lower end of the income scale. Or is that Soviet-style income distribution as well?
I gots me an xbox 3 and 60. I say a little thank you to GW everytime I run over some hookers and pedestrians.
Keep up, Cato. In the fast-paced world of New Media, there's no time for math.
All I have to say is, GWB is a douchebag and he can't even succeed at THAT. Evil Republican conspiracies and PR stunts are supposed to benefit the wealthy...how am I gonna get wooed to the dark side if these hair-brained economic schemes don't scale exponentially to hook me UP? DAMN!
@21 - good points.
Remember, it's not just the poor and middle class being screwed under King George, it's the rich.
Only the ultra-rich did better under this Royalist Red scum.
#14, feel free to school me if I'm wrong, but I think you need to get a clue.
Do you think the stimulus is just free money? It's not a normal expenditure like roads or education. It's money that taxpayers would have saved in 2008 due to a new tax credit, but the government is fronting it to us now.
The disabled guy from #1 will eventually receive the money if he ends up with enough 2008 income. Over-payments aren't returned, though. The only stimuli you would truly be paying for are those of people whose 2008 income has been over-estimated.
Of course, all taxpayers will bear that burden.
@14, government money doesn't come from taxes, it comes from loans from the central bank of China. Remember Dick "Deficits Don't Matter" Cheney, your hero? You're not paying anything; everyone is, as the money supply becomes worthless.
I got a letter saying mine will come in two weeks. I am going to use it to pay half of the taxes I owe to the govt. dammit. I wanted to give it to my 1 1/2 year old neice, considering its her money, but Im too broke. Waah
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