"Stimulus Check"

Important Tax Advice/Economic Stimulus

Sometime this year, we taxpayers might receive another economic stimulus.
It is indeed a very exciting program, and I’ll explain it by using a Q&A format:

Q: What is an Economic Stimulus?
A: It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

Q: Where will the government get this money?
A: From taxpayers.

Q: Is the government simply giving me back my own money, then?
A: No, only a smidgen of it.

Q: What is the purpose of this payment?
A: The plan is for you to use the money to purchase a high definition television set, a new iPad, or a new SUV, thus stimulating the economy.

Q: Isn’t that stimulating the economy of China?
A: Shut up.

Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the U. S. Economy with your stimulus check. Use it wisely:

* If you spend the stimulus money at Walmart the money will go to China or Sri Lanka.
* if you spend it on gasoline, its money will go to the Arabs.
* if you purchase a computer, it goes to India, Taiwan or China.
* if you purchase fruits and vegetables, it will go to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala.
* if you buy an efficient car, it will go to Japan or Korea.
* if you purchase useless stuff, it goes to Taiwan.
* if you pay your credit card off, or buy stock, it will go to management bonuses and they will hide it offshore.

Instead, keep the money in North-America by:

(1) Spending it at a yard sale or thrift shop, or
(2) Going to a ballgame, or
(3) Spending it on prostitutes, or
(4) Beer, or
(5) Tattoos
(These are the only American businesses still operating here.)

CONCLUSION: Go to a ballgame with a tattooed prostitute that you met at a yard sale and drink beer all day.

No need to thank me, I’m just glad I could be of help.

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  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,649
    ....we taxpayers "might" receive....

    Never live your life based on a handout.
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,633
    xschop wrote: »
    ....we taxpayers "might" receive....

    Never live your life based on a handout.

    good advice....too bad many live exactly like that.
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  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,354
    CONCLUSION: Go to a ballgame with a tattooed prostitute that you met at a yard sale and drink beer all day.
    LOL in the future this MAYBE possible.
    Dan
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  • maximillian
    maximillian Posts: 2,128
    I know your post was in jest, but America is the 2nd largest manufacturer in the world. There's plenty of stuff still made here that isn't just large airplanes. The US is also the largest producer of oil.

    To stimulate the economy, a good way to spend your money is on service industries. Use it on home improvement projects.
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
    “Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.”

    They don't believe that but they count on fools to.
  • polrbehr
    polrbehr Posts: 2,721
    edited April 2020
    Well, if this whole SNAFU (CV-19) doesn't bring a lot of jobs and manufacturing back here, then we will get the fate we deserve. Not saying it's got to happen tomorrow, but by next week at the latest...

    Oh and too late, I just bought a new TV, no stimulus needed. Oops!
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,633
    I'm replacing 2 sliding patio doors with my check. Keeping the economy rolling.
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  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,625
    I thought about a subscription to Tidal....what is it like 10 bucks a month?
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,158
    I don’t get one, even though I retired last year and Social Security is my income now.
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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,633
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    I thought about a subscription to Tidal....what is it like 10 bucks a month?

    20 if you want the higher rez quality.
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  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,480
    I ain't gettin' no gubment cheese.
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  • Dabutcher
    Dabutcher Posts: 2,400
    I thought about a subscription to Tidal....what is it like 10 bucks a month?

    Tidal is four dollars for four months right now.
    Just be sure to cancel before your four months are up or you will start paying regular prices.
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  • 98Badger
    98Badger Posts: 314
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I was gonna buy a 1911 with my check until I found out I'm not getting a check now I have to buy it with my "own" money. Oh the irony!

    Good choice on the 1911
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,649
    Buy storable foods and water, TP of your choice for the 2nd mutation wave.
  • jeremymarcinko
    jeremymarcinko Posts: 3,770
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I was gonna buy a 1911 with my check until I found out I'm not getting a check now I have to buy it with my "own" money. Oh the irony!

    Nothing wrong with that. Me though, a P01 is next on my list.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,114
    Just. Buy. American.

    Tom
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 29,404
    edited April 2020
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Just. Buy. American.

    Tom

    A nontrivial quest, I reckon.

    I doubt that there is anything that's 100% "American-made" (i.e., down to the bits and pieces and parts, cases, hardware, wire, finish materials, etc.) in 2020 AD -- which has interesting and amusing consequences for stuff belonging to, say, the armed forces, CIA, NSA, and whatnot. :|


    EDIT: (again, just speculating, but...) I would further posit that anything that might be "100% American made" involves at least some machines and tools in its design, packaging, and construction that weren't, and likely couldn't (in 2020 AD) be made in America.

    Not that I think any of this is good -- but it's life in 2020.




  • daddyjt
    daddyjt Posts: 1,566
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Just. Buy. American *Ammo*
    Tom

    Fixed it :wink:
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,920
    edited April 2020
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I was gonna buy a 1911 with my check until I found out I'm not getting a check now I have to buy it with my "own" money. Oh the irony!

    The Porsche 1911?
    I think Ben Chen wrecked one of those, too.
    I disabled signatures.
  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,920
    mrbiron wrote: »
    Im getting a premium subscription to p*rnhub.

    And maybe I’ll buy half a brain on the black market and send it to @msg.
    You split, I pick!
    I disabled signatures.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,114
    edited April 2020
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Just. Buy. American.
    A nontrivial quest, I reckon.
    Just. Buy. American.

    If half the parts are not American, do your research. The fact remains to still buy American and support those in America that you wish to support. Quit getting all analytical on my ***.

    You know full well what I was getting at, Doc.

    Just. Buy. American.

    This is the best way to keep the money flowing in our economy.

    Tom

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  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,384
    edited April 2020
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    oops thanks Tom
    Post edited by voltz on
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  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,649
    voltz wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I was gonna buy a 1911 with my check until I found out I'm not getting a check now I have to buy it with my "own" money. Oh the irony!

    Nothing wrong with that. Me though, a P01 is next on my list.

    I take a GP100 any day, ain't nothing more reliable then a revolver ...4" built like a tank! shoot better then a 6" single action...

    Daily carry is Glock 27 subcompact (40 cal)...
    Ruger P94 at the homestead. If you run out of 40cal for the Ruger, it is so heavy, it can be used as a bludgeoning device.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,114
    Gentlemen, please refrain from gun talk. It is forbidden according to Club Polk rules. I'd like to see the both of you here in the future...

    Please do not shoot the messenger. Just sayin'...

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,649
    edited April 2020
    Isn't this "club" Polk? I was clearly referring to the P94 as a club lol.
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
    edited April 2020
    SR1911 made in my adopted hometown. Daily carry is Glock 29, got into it because of my Delta Elite from way back In the day.
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
    edited April 2020
    voltz wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I was gonna buy a 1911 with my check until I found out I'm not getting a check now I have to buy it with my "own" money. Oh the irony!

    Nothing wrong with that. Me though, a P01 is next on my list.

    I take a GP100 any day, ain't nothing more reliable then a revolver ...4" built like a tank! shoot better then a 6" single action...

    586 is a tank, after that I would never want another