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Our bailout is coming!

moneybagIt's not just banks and auto companies that are getting a bailout from the auto companies. We are too!  Okay, it's not billions of dollars. It's not even close. But I'm certainly not going to give it back to Uncle Sam, are you? It's called the Making Work Pay Tax Credit, and it was part of the economic stimulus bill that President Obama signed into law in February, and it's supposed to be on its way to us soon! The average single person who gets paid weekly will get about 10-15 bucks more in their paycheck. For those who are married and file jointly, you'll get 15 to 20 dollars more in your take-home pay. There's a bunch of blah blah blah stuff about who's eligible, etc., and you can read that here. But I bet you're more interested in what I'll spend my extra  $12 bucks a week on. Here are some likely contenders.
  • 12-pack of beer (Leinies any one?)
  • 12 boxes of Little Debbie Snack Cakes from the Dollar Store
  • The new Neil Young album (Fork in the Road comes out April 7)
  • Half a tank of gas
  • 2.5 books of Forever Stamps
Here is what I will not be spending my stimulus money on:
  • Term life insurance
  • Downloading American Idol performances
  • AIG bonuses
  • Sham-wow


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03/31/2009 10:00AM
Our bailout is coming!
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