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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Obama says people should see tax cut help by April 1, also adds that Burger King is making left-handed Whoppers, Taco Bell will re-name The Liberty Bell, and that this year's spaghetti harvest will be the best one in decades   (suntimes.com) divider line
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2009-02-21 05:10:42 PM  
That $2 a day tax cut will bring this country back to life....
 
2009-02-21 05:24:48 PM  
And we have always been at war with Eastasia and there will be no reduction in the chocolate ration.
 
2009-02-21 05:31:33 PM  
I hear he's also going to announce the flying penguins.
 
2009-02-21 05:42:11 PM  

JerseyTim: I hear he's also going to announce the flying penguins.


Sweet! I'm naming mine "waddles"!
 
2009-02-21 05:52:25 PM  
They should either move April Fools Day or the start of the new quarter to another day.
 
2009-02-21 06:36:36 PM  

acanuck: That $2 a day tax cut will bring this country back to life....


Would it make a difference for you if it were a lump sum of $300?
 
2009-02-21 07:01:31 PM  
Oh, so *that* is how the credit market will ease up. Got it.

/Shoes for industry!
 
2009-02-21 07:02:29 PM  
He said the Treasury Department has begun directing employers to reduce the amount of taxes withheld from people's paychecks in accordance with the new law, and that in six weeks, a typical family will start taking home at least $65 more every month.

Wow. A whole $65 dollars! I think i'll spurge and buy myself a mocha from starbucks.

I wonder what the finalized unemployment numbers are gonna look like for 2009? I'll bet just January alone is going to be some scary data. Corporations are laying off more and more people, banks are failing, stocks are plummeting and jobs are bleeding out of the country so fast we can't even count them anymore. But hey, we get back $65 bucks this year, so there's that.

The idiots in D.C. are going to be completely and legitimately surprised when they look out their windows one day and see people rioting in the streets. 'But we gave them $65 dollars! how DARE they riot!'
 
2009-02-21 07:04:00 PM  
this thread will be amusing to see conservatives arguing against the effectiveness of a tax cut, aka "putting money back in the hands of the people who earned it", just because obama did it.

also, people who act like this is the only thing that was in the stimulus bill.
 
2009-02-21 07:05:55 PM  

DarthBrooks: Oh, so *that* is how the credit market will ease up. Got it.

/Shoes for industry!


If you have a better idea, I'm sure we'd all love to hear it.
 
2009-02-21 07:08:05 PM  

burndtdan: this thread will be amusing to see conservatives arguing against the effectiveness of a tax cut, aka "putting money back in the hands of the people who earned it", just because obama did it.

also, people who act like this is the only thing that was in the stimulus bill.


Obama is ripping the Republicans apart, and they can't see it at all. He's got them fighting tax cuts, and soon there'll be a bunch of Republican governors -- including a likely opponent of his in 2012 -- trying to explain why they turned down money for their state to voters scared shiatless about how the economy is going.

I love it.
 
2009-02-21 07:15:50 PM  

jake_lex: a bunch of Republican governors -- including a likely opponent of his in 2012 -- trying to explain why they turned down money for their state to voters scared shiatless about how the economy is going.


I think it is just a few politicians with actual principles that has you scared.
 
2009-02-21 07:20:45 PM  

RobertBruce: jake_lex: a bunch of Republican governors -- including a likely opponent of his in 2012 -- trying to explain why they turned down money for their state to voters scared shiatless about how the economy is going.

I think it is just a few politicians with actual principles that has you scared.


If someone's "actual principle" was shiatting in their hand and trying to sell it to people as chocolate, and they stuck to that principle, I wouldn't be scared of them sticking to their principles, I would simply judge them as retarded jackasses who shouldn't be trusted with anything sharper than cottage cheese.

Unless, of course, they were in a position of authority ... then I'd be scared of them.
 
2009-02-21 07:31:50 PM  
Man, FARK sure is full of economic geniuses. I wish one of you know-it-alls would go to Washington and set Volcker, Geithner, et al straight. I mean, you clearly know more than Nobel prize winners and world-renowned economists...if only we could get you face time with Obama, you could truly save the world.
 
2009-02-21 07:47:39 PM  
$65 bucks a month would actually help me a little bit. that's my buss pass for the month and a week's worth of rolling tobacco (even after the 2000% tax increase i'll see on that.)
 
2009-02-21 07:49:39 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Man, FARK sure is full of economic geniuses. I wish one of you know-it-alls would go to Washington and set Volcker, Geithner, et al straight. I mean, you clearly know more than Nobel prize winners and world-renowned economists...if only we could get you face time with Obama, you could truly save the world.


Look at where the world-renowned, Nobel prize winning economists have gotten us so far. The sad thing is that this mess should be the final nail in the coffin of Keynesian economics, but it doesn't seem to be.
 
2009-02-21 07:53:03 PM  

burndtdan: this thread will be amusing to see conservatives arguing against the effectiveness of a tax cut, aka "putting money back in the hands of the people who earned it", just because obama did it.

also, people who act like this is the only thing that was in the stimulus bill.


Wrong. Tax cuts are good. However, tax "rebates" that are renamed tax cuts to sound palatable only give money to people who never earned it in the first place. This doesn't incentive any new business or productivity in the economy.

The Obamanation's "tax cut bill" raises taxes on the productive elements on the economy that a typical tax cut would cause to increase growth:

Link (new window)

FTA: President Obama is putting the finishing touches on an ambitious first budget that seeks to cut the federal deficit in half over the next four years, primarily by raising taxes on business and the wealthy and by slashing spending on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, administration officials said.

In addition to tackling a deficit swollen by the $787 billion stimulus package and other efforts to ease the nation's economic crisis, the budget blueprint will press aggressively for progress on the domestic agenda Obama outlined during the presidential campaign. This would include key changes to environmental policies and a major expansion of health coverage that Obama hopes to enact later this year.
 
2009-02-21 07:55:30 PM  

ScubaDude1960: Lionel Mandrake: Man, FARK sure is full of economic geniuses. I wish one of you know-it-alls would go to Washington and set Volcker, Geithner, et al straight. I mean, you clearly know more than Nobel prize winners and world-renowned economists...if only we could get you face time with Obama, you could truly save the world.

Look at where the world-renowned, Nobel prize winning economists have gotten us so far. The sad thing is that this mess should be the final nail in the coffin of Keynesian economics, but it doesn't seem to be.


I concur...what's that old saying? "You could line up all the economist in the world and still never reach a conclusion."

I know I don't know shiat about what to do, but I'm amused at all the FARKers who seem to think they do.

I just hope Obama's plan works...if McCain had won, and pushed a diametrically opposed plan, I would have hoped it would work, too. Nobody fkn knows. Everyone has an opinion, and many puff out their chests and claim to know...but, they don't.
 
2009-02-21 08:09:53 PM  
At least it will shut the poor up for a few weeks until their bodies adjust to the extra alcohol at which time they will need more 'stimulus' money.

Screw the poor.
 
2009-02-21 08:25:50 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Man, FARK sure is full of economic geniuses. I wish one of you know-it-alls would go to Washington and set Volcker, Geithner, et al straight. I mean, you clearly know more than Nobel prize winners and world-renowned economists...if only we could get you face time with Obama, you could truly save the world.


Yeah, but I'm really, really shy.
 
2009-02-21 08:53:18 PM  

acanuck: That $2 a day tax cut will bring this country back to life....


$85 Billion into the economy per year. That's where it needs to go.

It has to be small amounts, otherwise people might sit on it.
 
2009-02-21 08:53:23 PM  
George Foreman i-Grill is still my favorite.
 
2009-02-21 08:54:32 PM  
Are people that don't pay any taxes still getting tax rebates? What's that called, 'earned-income tax credit', or something?

That thing really pisses me off.

/my 2 cents
 
2009-02-21 08:57:54 PM  

feckingmorons: At least it will shut the poor up for a few weeks until their bodies adjust to the extra alcohol at which time they will need more 'stimulus' money.

Screw the poor.


I'd like to see rich people live for just one day without anyone who makes under $100K. It would be like "A Day Without A Mexican", except instead of just Mexicans, it would be everyone below that salary.

Oh, it would need to be a Monday. Weekends would be too easy.
 
2009-02-21 09:00:19 PM  

jake_lex: burndtdan: this thread will be amusing to see conservatives arguing against the effectiveness of a tax cut, aka "putting money back in the hands of the people who earned it", just because obama did it.

also, people who act like this is the only thing that was in the stimulus bill.

Obama is ripping the Republicans apart, and they can't see it at all. He's got them fighting tax cuts, and soon there'll be a bunch of Republican governors -- including a likely opponent of his in 2012 -- trying to explain why they turned down money for their state to voters scared shiatless about how the economy is going.

I love it.


The man is one step ahead of them each time, it is pretty sad to see "career" fifty, sixty year old politicians getting schooled by a newbie.
 
2009-02-21 09:01:25 PM  
Thank god, burger king making on whoppers for righties was blatant discrimination.
 
2009-02-21 09:01:31 PM  

ILoveBeer3000: Are people that don't pay any taxes still getting tax rebates? What's that called, 'earned-income tax credit', or something?

That thing really pisses me off.

/my 2 cents


HAHA. I took two years off to drive around the country aimlessly. I went back to work the following December, meaning my annual income was very low.

You paid me TWELVE DOLLARS that year!!!!

IN YOUR FACE!
 
2009-02-21 09:02:05 PM  
Cool, so I might see an extra 60 bucks a month. TOTALLY worth spending $800 billion plus interest. Thanks.
 
2009-02-21 09:03:59 PM  

TheRaven7: I'd like to see rich people live for just one day without anyone who makes under $100K. It would be like "A Day Without A Mexican", except instead of just Mexicans, it would be everyone below that salary.

Oh, it would need to be a Monday. Weekends would be too easy.


Exactly. The world needs ditchdiggers too!
 
2009-02-21 09:05:16 PM  
Lenny_da_Hog:
HAHA. I took two years off to drive around the country aimlessly. I went back to work the following December, meaning my annual income was very low.

You paid me TWELVE DOLLARS that year!!!!

IN YOUR FACE!


It's cool. I busted my ass in law school for 3 years only to enter a market where jobs are non-existent. The universe is not to fond of me and I'm used to it.

What'd the $12 go to, by the way?
 
2009-02-21 09:05:42 PM  

wolvernova: Cool, so I might see an extra 60 bucks a month. TOTALLY worth spending $800 billion plus interest. Thanks.


Well aren't you a self-centered little schmuck.
 
2009-02-21 09:06:05 PM  
He also reminded us to check our blinker fluid and get summer air in our tires.
 
2009-02-21 09:09:16 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: HAHA. I took two years off to drive around the country aimlessly. I went back to work the following December, meaning my annual income was very low.

You paid me TWELVE DOLLARS that year!!!!

IN YOUR FACE!


Excuse me, but I think I speak for everyone in the country when I say: You owe me $0.00000006582744572658 you tax cheating bastard.
 
2009-02-21 09:10:00 PM  

ILoveBeer3000:
What'd the $12 go to, by the way?


I just threw it on the pile. Prob'ly a diner/coffee-shop sort of restaurant. It's what old people do.
 
2009-02-21 09:10:08 PM  

jake_lex: burndtdan: this thread will be amusing to see conservatives arguing against the effectiveness of a tax cut, aka "putting money back in the hands of the people who earned it", just because obama did it.

also, people who act like this is the only thing that was in the stimulus bill.

Obama is ripping the Republicans apart, and they can't see it at all. He's got them fighting tax cuts, and soon there'll be a bunch of Republican governors -- including a likely opponent of his in 2012 -- trying to explain why they turned down money for their state to voters scared shiatless about how the economy is going.

I love it.


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2009-02-21 09:10:08 PM  

DarthBrooks: Oh, so *that* is how the credit market will ease up. Got it.

/Shoes for industry!


Shoes for the dead!

/FST FTW :)
 
2009-02-21 09:10:29 PM  

burndtdan: this thread will be amusing to see conservatives arguing against the effectiveness of a tax cut, aka "putting money back in the hands of the people who earned it", just because obama did it.


I think most people should be insulted by such a minor tax cut, regardless of who passed it or which party they belonged to. It's like we have a black Marie Antoinette in the White House saying "Let them eat cake."
 
2009-02-21 09:10:57 PM  

TheRaven7: feckingmorons: At least it will shut the poor up for a few weeks until their bodies adjust to the extra alcohol at which time they will need more 'stimulus' money.

Screw the poor.

I'd like to see rich people live for just one day without anyone who makes under $100K. It would be like "A Day Without A Mexican", except instead of just Mexicans, it would be everyone below that salary.

Oh, it would need to be a Monday. Weekends would be too easy.


Why? I have 3 graduate degrees, yet in this decade I have worked as a cook at Long John Silvers. I do just fine by myself. Yep I do have a lawn crew, and I have a cleaning lady that comes every other week. I could do it myself, but I choose not too.

I think you don't understand reality, those who are not eligible for the Obama stimulus cash because they make more than $90K work for a living and I don't know one of my co-workers who did not earn their job.

A Day Without A Mexican so poorly done I stopped watching it after about forty five minutes. It did not actually address what it would be like without Mexicans.

President Fox was right, Mexicans are doing jobs even the blacks won't do.

I'd like to see poor people live one day without biatching about how the man is screwing them over because they decided to drink or smoke pot through high school and now are faced with grim career prospects.
 
2009-02-21 09:13:36 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Man, FARK sure is full of economic geniuses. I wish one of you know-it-alls would go to Washington and set Volcker, Geithner, et al straight. I mean, you clearly know more than Nobel prize winners and world-renowned economists...if only we could get you face time with Obama, you could truly save the world.


No way! They didn't elect me, they can figure it out themselves.

/From the John McCain "I know how to capture bin Laden" school of thought.
 
2009-02-21 09:14:09 PM  

feckingmorons: President Fox was right, Mexicans are doing jobs even the blacks won't do.


You know how I know you're a racist?
 
2009-02-21 09:14:49 PM  
Obama is so godly he can spit into the wind
Obama is so manly he can tug on Superman's cape
Obama is so tough he pulled the mask off the old Lone Ranger
Obama made Jim his biatch

Yet he still can't produce the rainbows and unicorns out of his ass like he promised. WTF?
 
2009-02-21 09:16:51 PM  
Should've said "Beginning of April".

But an extra $65 a month might not be the worst thing. If you give everyone a fat check they'll spend it in lump sums or pay down their debts. This will get spread out a bit more.
 
2009-02-21 09:18:03 PM  

Mr. Anon: feckingmorons: President Fox was right, Mexicans are doing jobs even the blacks won't do.

You know how I know you're a racist?


Because I paraphrased what Vincente Fox said? I speak Spanish but most people on Fark do not so I figured it was better to paraphrase it in English than Spanish.
 
2009-02-21 09:20:12 PM  
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Whew. That was fun. 8 bucks! I wonder if I should get a 5 and three singles, or 8 ones, or oooh, FOUR $2 BILLS! THAT WOULD BE AWESOME.
 
2009-02-21 09:22:31 PM  
$65 would really help me until my wife finds a job, actually.
 
2009-02-21 09:23:49 PM  
Is this for all 57 states?

Nancy's new house biatch is in for a long 4 years.
 
2009-02-21 09:24:14 PM  

DrillSergeantPoopyPants: 8 BUCKS!

Whew. That was fun. 8 bucks! I wonder if I should get a 5 and three singles, or 8 ones, or oooh, FOUR $2 BILLS! THAT WOULD BE AWESOME.


Well, the 8 bucks PLUS not losing your job, thanks to all the rest of the money rolling back into the failed economy for awhile.
 
2009-02-21 09:26:45 PM  
Reality has a liberal bias aright...on April 15th...

/just done his taxes
//grumbles
 
2009-02-21 09:27:35 PM  

Gangway Fathead: Lionel Mandrake: Man, FARK sure is full of economic geniuses. I wish one of you know-it-alls would go to Washington and set Volcker, Geithner, et al straight. I mean, you clearly know more than Nobel prize winners and world-renowned economists...if only we could get you face time with Obama, you could truly save the world.

No way! They didn't elect me, they can figure it out themselves.

/From the John McCain "I know how to capture bin Laden" school of thought.


Maybe he's hiding in one of McCain's houses.
 
2009-02-21 09:28:37 PM  
One art, please.
 
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