How to use your IRS Rebate check

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Acre of Blessings, May 31, 2008.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    As you may know, the Bush Administration said each of us would get a rebate check to stimulate the economy.

    If we spend that money at Wal-mart, all the money will go to China.
    If we spend it on gasoline it will go to the Arabs,
    If we purchase a computer it will go to India,
    If we purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala,
    If we purchase a good car it will go to Japan,
    If we purchase useless stuff it will go to Taiwan and none of it will help the American economy.

    We need to keep that money here in America. The only way to keep that money here at home is to spend it at yard sales & local farmer's markets, since those are the only businesses still in the US. [​IMG]
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  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    [​IMG] Just buy stuff with the made in the usa stamp on it

    Isn't that sad
  3. vickig

    vickig Songster

    May 26, 2008
    Quote:If you can find it :eek:
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  4. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Songster

    May 3, 2007
    North Central MS
    I got that same email, but in an R-rated format. It suggested casinos, beer and umm unfavorable ladies. lol.
  5. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Buy local CHICKENS! GEESE and support you local Library!
  6. happyhen

    happyhen Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Northeastern Ohio
    Ours stayed right in the good ol' US of A......we needed it to pay what we owed in taxes to the Great State of Ohio! Thanks, I guess.
  7. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    The post is was so funny when i heard it and today I went to a few yard sales. [​IMG]

    Just thought I would share it with you all.
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  8. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    I could buy 300 hoola hoops made by Maui at Walmart. They are made right here in my hometown.
    but mine goes to paying bills and other assorted things.
  9. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Wood burning stove and fencing for the orchard.

    I like the yard sales.

    Add farmers' market and local produce.
  10. BowChickaBowMow

    BowChickaBowMow Songster

    May 16, 2008
    Northern Michigan
    We're thinkin' about going along w/ dacjohns idea and getting a wood burning stove. We used most of it already... paying bills, getting chicken wire and hardware mesh. School supplies (kids needed a microscope and various misc. items) But I think a woodburning stove would be money well invested. Maybe we'll be lucky and find one at a yard sale?

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