A friend on Facebook posted this, I thought it was great!
Sometime this year, we taxpayers will again receive another ‘Economic Stimulus’ payment.
This is indeed a very exciting program, and I’ll explain it by using a Q & A format:
Q. What is an ‘Economic Stimulus’ payment ?
A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.
Q. Where will the government get this money ?
A. From taxpayers.
Q. So the government is giving me back my own money ?
A. 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 TV set, thus stimulating the economy.
Q. But 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 by spending your stimulus check wisely:
- If you spend the stimulus money at Wal-Mart, the money will go to China or Sri Lanka .
- If you spend it on gasoline, your money will go to the Arabs.
- If you purchase a computer, it will go to India , Taiwan or China .
- If you purchase fruit 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 will go to Taiwan .
- If you pay your credit cards off, or buy stock, it will go to management bonuses and they will hide it offshore.
Instead, keep the money in America by:
- Spending it at yard sales, or
- Going to ball games, or
- Beer or
(These are the only American businesses still operating in the U.S.)
This weekend go to a ball game or a yard sale, get a tattoo and drink beer all day !
No need to thank me, I’m just glad I could be of help.
“We need true tax reform that will at least make a start toward restoring for our children the American Dream that wealth is denied to no one, that each individual has the right to fly as high as his strength and ability will take him… But we cannot have such reform while our tax policy is engineered by people who view the tax as a means of achieving changes in our social structure.”
“Our federal tax system is, in short, utterly impossible, utterly unjust and completely counterproductive, it reeks with injustice and is fundamentally un-American… it has earned a rebellion and it’s time we rebelled…”
What do you think?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on Friday that for the first time in American history, a majority of union members are government workers rather than private-sector employees.
According to the labor bureau, 7.2 percent of private-sector workers were union members last year, down from 7.6 percent the previous year. That, labor historians said, was the lowest percentage of private-sector workers in unions since 1900.
Among government workers, union membership grew to 37.4 percent last year, from 36.8 percent in 2008.
Damon A. Silvers, the A.F.L.-C.I.O.’s policy director, said the decline in private-sector unionization “tells us that good jobs are disappearing faster than bad jobs.”
According to the labor bureau, median weekly earnings for full-time unionized workers were $908 last year, compared with $710 for workers not represented by unions. The bureau attributed this difference not just to unionization but also to variations by occupation, industry and company size.
Notwithstanding the recession, government employment grew last year, inching up 16,000, to 22,516,000, according to the bureau.
Fred Siegel, a visiting professor of history at St. Francis College in Brooklyn and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative research organization, said, “There were enormous political ramifications” to the fact that public-sector workers are now the majority in organized labor.