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Eric Capitol

Economic Stimulus Act of 2008

Posted on 2008.05.20 at 15:00


wardlejew at 2008-05-21 14:30 (UTC) (Link)
I'm curious why he though he was ineligible? Is he admitting he makes more than $150,000 a year? I believe that is where they start phasing out.

We are being given something. Money we were not planning on having.

"I never pay when I file my taxes" would probably be a better statement since you are being so literal.

Yeah, the government needs more accountability for its spending. Yes our liability for current spending could be lowered, however, I don't think we could reduce our overall liability considering the national debt we have incurred. We are rapidly approaching the point where we will be unable to make the interest payment, and that is a bit scary, but nobody seems to care. Reflects our citizens understanding of interest. So many don't care. "Show me the monthly payment."
jaceman at 2008-05-21 14:38 (UTC) (Link)
I don't know why he thought my statement was cute either. I also don't know why he felt he was ineligible.

We aren't being given anything. We may be RECEIVING something we didn't plan on receiving, but we aren't being given anything. Nobody can give you what is yours.

The best way to put it is, "The government allows me to keep some of my money every year."

Accountability is a must, but it will never happen until we demand it. Why should those holding our cash exercise responsibility if we don't seem to care? Verily, I say that if we demanded the same accountability with our tax dollars that people demand from their CPAs and investment brokers we wouldn't be in this mess. I also believe that we could (easily) reduce our overall liability. It requires nothing more than taking action, which -- of course, we will probably never do.

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