Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Checks are in the Mail - April 28 and May 9

In the words of President John F. Kennedy, “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. The George W. Bush corollary is; And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country has sent you in your direct deposit or mail box - ask what you can do for your country’s economy. Or in the words of Rod Tidwell, played by Cuba Gooding Jr., in the movie Jerry McGuire, Show me the Money!
On Monday, April 28, 2008 the Treasury Department will begin delivering the first tax rebates by direct deposit, called the Economic Stimulus Payments. During the first week alone nearly 7.7 million Americans will receive their tax rebates electronically. Then on May 9th, the IRS will begin mailing checks to millions more across America.

By this summer, the Treasury Department expects to have sent rebates to about 130 million American households. These rebates will provide eligible Americans with payments of up to $600 a person, $1,200 for couples, and $300 per child.

According to President Bush, “If you've already filed your income tax return your rebate is on the way. Even if you don't owe any income taxes you may still be eligible for a check, but you need to file a form with the IRS. And it's not too late to do so. Now, you can find out information as to how to proceed by calling your local IRS office, or go to the IRS website.”
We, the government, want to make sure everyone who's eligible for a check gets one on a timely basis. This money is going to help Americans offset the high prices we're seeing at the gas pump and at the grocery store, and it will also give our economy a boost to help us pull out of this economic slowdown.

My question to my fellow bloggers, what do you plan to do with your “extra” money? Paying bills, making an unplanned purchase, or saving the money?

5 comments:

i beati said...

buy a tank of gas

Busy Dad Mumbles said...

Buying tickets to a baseball game or movie night with the lovely wife and kids.

Nap Warden said...

Pay bills...I know, no fun:(

Anonymous said...

Had this Bozo known how to run the USA instead of trying to go to war in Iraq for the oil then maybe the IRS wouldn't have to try to stimulate an economy on the edge of the toilet. I think I am sending my rebate back, seems the government is way more in debt then I am. What a joke.

Bethanie said...

While I kinda agree with anonymous, that was MY money in the first place, and if they're gonna send it back, I'll be keeping it. (mine! mine! MINE!!! ... er, can you tell we have a toddler in the house??...:0)

Ahem.

Anyway, I'll be forcing The Husband to save most of it, whether he likes it or not, and a bunch will go towards paying off a credit card.

Maybe a bit will go to take the edge off the remaining student loan.

Then again, we need to fix cars. Waah! How boring...