How will YOU benefit from the stimulus bill?
I'm really confused about this whole ordeal. We have a man who ran for the white house on the premise of CHANGE. I haven't seen that change yet, well, with the exception of reversing gears on military actions (trials and troop movements). What I have seen is more overspending and more crap reasons why we need to spend 50 bazillion dollars (yes, an exageration, but 800 billion is still more than most can fathom). Here's where my frustration comes from. Our government wants to throw more money into the lending institutions so that, as our President said last night, the banks can start loaning money out again. WHAT? I thought one of the major problems with our nation was that the people have spent outside of their means. Isn't this what caused the problem in the first place (people buying more house than they can afford, buying too much on credit...)? And they want to spend billions on new projects... Like a polar bear exhibit in Rhode Island??? Sure, lets rebuild the roads and bridges... It will create employment until it is complete and then what? Do we 'create' other jobs for those people? And what of the cost? Anyone remember the $$5,000 toilet seat? Fact is that it costs the government perhaps 10 times as much money to create a job than it takes private enterprise (view Granholm's record in Michigan for proof). Here's my question for ya'll. How are you going to benefit from all this spending and government handouts to the banks and auto industry and all? I work in the auto industry and have felt the impact of the recessed economy. I'm a sales consultant who has seen my salary drop by more than 50% since last year (now making less than $20k a year - yet owe close to $1k in taxes from last year!). We see this money going to the automakers and the line workers getting the buyouts, but what of us out here busting our butts trying to sell these cars? Where is the 'help' for us? So, let's here it. How is this bill going to help you? It's money that comes from your pockets... is it worth it? I also encourage everyone to write their congressperson to voice their opinion regarding this new round of bailouts.
Asked By: Martin M - 2/10/2009
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Answered By: karen star - 2/10/2009
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I work for a company designing Horizontal Wood Grinders in Minnesota and the stimulus will put people back to work logging and stuff like that and sawmills will be running again and people will have a desire to spend money when they are making money and then people will have the money improve their landscape or farmers... More
Answered By: ☻Ädam☻ - 2/10/2009
No one really will benefit from the stimulus. It's all smoke and mirrors and the people who get money will eventually end up paying it back in due course... More
Answered By: Misanthrope - 2/10/2009
Good post. I've already notified my congressmen and women. But, unfortunately we're seriously outnumbered. People seem to think that the economy can't get worse.....I think it can and it will.
Answered By: Dr. Phillopian - 2/10/2009
I lost my job 2 days after the election in November, but I am NOT an unskilled minority worker, so this "stimulus" will not help me at all.
Answered By: Sway - 2/10/2009
Nobody but Obama lobbyists will benefit from this "stimulus" bill. It is a terrible thing that our children and their children will be paying back for a long, long time
Answered By: Eric R - 2/10/2009
I live on a fixed pension, keep my expenses down as low as possible. I don't see how this stimulus package will help me.
Answered By: Sweetharttt - 2/10/2009
None of us will. At this point it doesn't seem to matter what we, the people, want anyway.
Answered By: Princess Buffy - 2/10/2009
Only thing I can see that I will benefit from is the 15K Home Tax Credit the Republicans put in the Bill...I already have a "Recession Proof"Job, I work for the Department of the Army in the Medical field, so none of these so called jobs this Bill might create will benefit me...I have a sneaking suspicion that the... More
Answered By: Holbrook Lives! - 2/10/2009
This stimulus will help me in a huge way!! It will help me lose my house, car, job, security, freedom, liberty, property and self-esteem. Pretty sweet deal for the dems, don't you think?
Answered By: dapo00777 - 2/10/2009
Shhhh, stop using very basic logic. Your making Obama and the Dems look like idiots... More
Answered By: Insight - 2/10/2009
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