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Thursday, February 12, 2009

$600 stimulus? Michelle Obama doesn't think it's worth it

So Michelle's husband's stimulus bill is going to "give" us a tax cut in the neighborhood of $13 a week. That works out to be roughly $676 a year give or take a few dollars.

Here's what she had to say on the campaign trail about President Bush's stimulus check that gave most of us $600:
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle, complained
the government’s $600 economic stimulus check was only enough to buy “a pair of
earrings” while stumping for her husband.

“You're getting $600 - what can you do with that?” Mrs. Obama said in
Pontiac, Michigan last week. “Not to be ungrateful or anything, but maybe it
pays down a bill, but it doesn't pay down every bill every month. The short-term
quick fix kinda stuff sounds good, and it may even feel good that first month
when you get that check, and then you go out and you buy a pair of earrings."

If you were married you received more than $600 and I believe families inched up a bit higher dollar-wise.

Personally, I could by quite a few pairs of earrings for $600. I'm more of a $13 a pair type, but what the hey, I travel in different circles.

Which would you rather have? A check for $600 or $13 a week?

I just heard that as they're busy tonight stuffing more pork into the over stuffed porkulus bill that they've dropped the stimulus checks they were sending to us down to around $400.

oink, oink, oink... let them eat pork...

(Michelle Obama's $600 Earrings)

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