Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Rebate Checks?

As you may have heard, the BUSH ADMINISTRATION said each of us would get a rebate check to stimulate the economy.
If we spend that money at Walmart, 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 fruits 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 junk, it will go to TAIWAN .
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 GARAGE SALES since those are the only businesses still American owned.


  1. Ouch! You go girl!! You are awesome!! LOL!!

  2. Unless you buy a Macintosh... then the money would go to Cupertino. I guess some if their chips are manufactured overseas though.

  3. Kevin - that was a fun post! LOL I don't even like garage sales. They are too much work. LOL

    Weston - Mac does use third party components.

    Karen - I think it is more truth than fiction.

  4. Haha this is funny. Its actually not true though because it goes towards are economies Net exports which DOES stimulate our economy and its GDP.

    GDP = Consumption + Investment + Spending + Net Exports

    We should be more concerned with the fact that they are HAVING to send rebates to stimulate the economy. The only time they would do that is if we are heading to a recession. Though at times we feel like we are already in 1, we arent. We havent been in 1 in a very long time. We've only be on the actual normal line of GDP NOT below it, but America is so used to being above the normal line that when we hit the actual line it feels like a recession--but its not.

  5. I only do garage sales once in a while. What about shopping at Goodwill? You think that money would stay here?

  6. LOL! That's true!! Good post...

  7. Sign all checks and put them in the offering plate at your American church along with this note: "For home missions only!" :roll:

  8. HAHAHAHA I couldn't help but laugh when I read this post. It just bubbled up out of me. You go girl!!

  9. Carissa - Calm down, chick, this was all in fun. LOL

    Carol - Goodwill should qualify or else they need an audit.

    Jen - glad you enjoyed the laugh.

    Helen - I actually know some churches who encouraged their congregation to give their rebate checks, since they weren't expecting them anyway, and the people are doing just that. Now I wonder if they will send it to foreign missions?!? LOL

    VondeLeigh - I thought it was cute and it made me chuckle, too.

  10. This was cool and true. I can't even remember what we spent our rebate on. I thought we were going to get $1200 and we only ended up getting $600. Oh well, I can't complain it was free.

  11. ROFL. You'll have to forgive me for trying to prove that I know economics no matter what that dumb professor gave me for a grade! lol

  12. Jana, good post. I enjoyed lunch with you and Bryan. We had good service tonight over here at the Webbs.

  13. Josh - I think you had to have kids with a social security number to get $1200. We just got ours today.

    Carissa - Aren't some professors the devil's brother/sister?!?!?! Bryce has had a couple of them that I'm sure were first kin to the devil. LOL

    Mark - it was nice having lunch with you today. I only wish Debbie could have been with you. Glad things went well at Webbs. They are great people.

  14. Great post Sis. Allard! There is nothing like a great garage sale!

  15. Monica - I'll leave the garage sale bargains to you. I just can't get enough energy to rise that early for a garage sale. LOL

  16. Someone From SangerMay 23, 2008 at 8:11 AM

    That was cool. But so true.

  17. Someone from Sanger - welcome to my blog and thanks for dropping by.