Alleged Economic Stimulus/Refund - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Alleged Economic Stimulus/Refund

View Poll Results: Use my stimulus refund to:
Buy Beer 7 9.09%
Buy a brewing sculpture 2 2.60%
Buy brewing ingredients/equipment 40 51.95%
Pay on a credit card for previous brewing purchases 12 15.58%
Pay on a credit card for other purchases 29 37.66%
Buy a subscription to Hooker/Gigilo of the month club 4 5.19%
Give to charity 3 3.90%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 77. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-29-2008, 12:11 AM   #1
DaleJ
 
DaleJ's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Hillsborough, NC
Posts: 251
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts



How will you use your "refund?"
__________________
Primary:Drovers II
Secondary:Trailer Trash Pillhead Blonde
Keg carbing & conditioning:
Drinking:Woodchuck Cider, Schwarzbier, Dalerweisse Wheat
On deck: German Wheat

---------------------------------------------------------------------
  • I've overcome my fear of wheat; but I'm still skittish around barley.-Mr. Carlin
  • What doesn't kill you makes you stronger; however, not everyone makes it into the second category.
  • If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2008, 12:19 AM   #2
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Southwest
Posts: 14,285
Liked 804 Times on 510 Posts


What are you talking about?
__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2008, 12:20 AM   #3
Lil' Sparky
Cowboys EAC
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Lil' Sparky's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Honolulu, HI
Posts: 3,959
Liked 72 Times on 46 Posts


If that thing comes through, I'll be stimulating my enjoyment economy with a 46" HDTV purchase.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by duffman2 View Post
I dub this beer the Double Slutty Triple Nutty Bodacious Booty Brunette!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2008, 12:22 AM   #4
Lil' Sparky
Cowboys EAC
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Lil' Sparky's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Honolulu, HI
Posts: 3,959
Liked 72 Times on 46 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuri_Rage
What are you talking about?
http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/...fx4582059.html
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by duffman2 View Post
I dub this beer the Double Slutty Triple Nutty Bodacious Booty Brunette!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2008, 12:37 AM   #5
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Southwest
Posts: 14,285
Liked 804 Times on 510 Posts


I'm no economics major, but that seems like a stupid idea. We're spending like there's no tomorrow, and now we want to give a little back? Keep it, and lower taxes next year if there's so much excess to spread around.
__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2008, 12:42 AM   #6
Beerrific
 
Beerrific's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Georgia
Posts: 5,562
Liked 54 Times on 46 Posts


Yeah...just put it in the bank. I mean it is really just a loan, right?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2008, 12:43 AM   #7
SuperiorBrew
Recipes 
 
Aug 2007
Posts: 1,676
Liked 32 Times on 19 Posts


U.S. taxpayers would get checks of several hundred dollars from the federal government under a plan to stimulate the economy, congressional and Bush administration officials said Thursday.

"Tens of millions Americans will have a check in the mail," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said at a Capitol Hill news conference. "It is there to strengthen the middle class, to create jobs and to turn this economy around."

Sources on Capitol Hill and at the Treasury Department said the plan would send checks of $600 to individuals and $1,200 to couples who paid income tax and who filed jointly.

People who did not pay federal income taxes but who had earned income of more than $3,000 would get checks of $300 per individual or $600 per couple.

A Democratic aide and Republican aide said there will be an additional amount per child, which could be in the neighborhood of $300.

Those who earn up to $75,000 individually or up to $150,000 as a couple will be eligible for the payments, said Republican and Democratic sources familiar with the tentative deal.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2008, 01:25 AM   #8
DeathBrewer
Maniacally Malty
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
DeathBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2007
Oakland, CA
Posts: 21,790
Liked 261 Times on 134 Posts


mine is going straight to my credit card. between my tax return, the refund and my bonus i will be out of debt in just a few short months. can't wait.

it is stupid, tho. spend 170 billion to bolster the economy, increasing the deficit? how does that make sense?

you know what pisses me off more, tho? right after i saw a snip about this, i saw a commercial that offered pre-paid credit cards for your tax return...WTF!? are people dumb enough to just spend their money like that? do they think it wasn't their money to begin with?

invest, people! buy something of value. pay off a credit card, put a kid through college, ARGH!

sorry, i have to work late and i'm frustrated
__________________
Easy Partial Mash Brewing - Stovetop All-Grain Brewing

"Death is always with us." - Brewpastor

Quote:
DIAICYLF
We will remember...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2008, 01:48 AM   #9
shafferpilot
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
shafferpilot's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Cincinnati OH
Posts: 1,579
Liked 20 Times on 19 Posts


Ah, there's no better way to buy votes than by giving us our own money and calling it something flashy. Man those politicians really do think we are all a bunch of complete idiots, don't they...... Unfortunately, I'm begining to believe that they are, for the most part, correct.
__________________
A great man knows that he knows NOTHING

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2008, 01:50 AM   #10
Lil' Sparky
Cowboys EAC
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Lil' Sparky's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Honolulu, HI
Posts: 3,959
Liked 72 Times on 46 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by shafferpilot
Ah, there's no better way to buy votes than by giving us our own money and calling it something flashy. Man those politicians really do think we are all a bunch of complete idiots, don't they...... Unfortunately, I'm begining to believe that they are, for the most part, correct.
Huh, you mean it's not their money? This isn't a gesture of generosity? I don't get it!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by duffman2 View Post
I dub this beer the Double Slutty Triple Nutty Bodacious Booty Brunette!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help me spend my tax refund! bernerbrau General Techniques 232 10-05-2010 12:49 PM
Rant on Economic Stimulus alex_wilkosz General Chit Chat 5 02-08-2009 06:19 AM
Tax Return/Economic Stimulus funds..... 98EXL Equipment/Sanitation 21 04-08-2008 03:48 AM
Tax refund in my favor!!! What should I buy??? twanger1994 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12 02-21-2007 03:45 PM


Forum Jump