The Check is in The Mail

(maybe. we can't guarantee anything. it's not our money anyway.)

In case you were confused about the rebate checks which are rumored to be arriving in the next few weeks, here's a simple explanation from Dave Barry.

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. Only a smidgen.

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.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

the sad thing is that I won't be getting one of them checks. Managed to slip through the cracks somehow. *sigh* Such is life.