Where to Spend Your Economic Stimulus Check...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by speckledhen, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Got this in an email yesterday:

    As you may have heard, the 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 trinkets, 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, since those are the only U. S. owned and operated businesses still in operation.​
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2008
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    I'm spending mine on eggs and the remodel of the swingset into a coop [​IMG]
    That's mostly local, right?
  3. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Quote:LOL! Good minds think alike. Mine is going to the new coop and buying more eggs!
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Yeah, that sounds about right [​IMG] Of course, most of those garage sale owners will spend their earnings at Wal-mart anyway [​IMG] I'm hoping to spend mine on a chicken coop!!! [​IMG] Just have to convince the DH and the FIL [​IMG] Wish me luck!!!! [​IMG]
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    I'm going to use a lot of it to pay for my summer college courses and probably pay down on my house/property loan. Only 1 1/2 years left to go! [​IMG]
  6. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Amen and Amen. I would love to hold onto it and show them stimulate the economy, unfortunately with gas prices through the roof along with everything else, we HAVE to spend it just to survive and do our everyday things. [​IMG]
  7. newchickwi

    newchickwi In the Brooder

    Jan 13, 2008
    Butternut, WI
    Mine is committed to a chicken coop also! [​IMG] Bring on the chickies! Any left over (ha!) is slated for bee hives.
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Mine will all be spent local...

    The local power Co.

    The local phone Co.

    The local gas Co.

    Local Doctors

    Local Hospital


    I only wish this was a joke. [​IMG]
  9. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Rooster-Red, don't forget to set some aside for all the vats of yogurt your gang eats!
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Yeah, I need new glasses and I can't get those at a yard sale, unfortunately. I agree with the sentiment expressed, though.

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