I wonder if anybody actually understands the idea behind the stimulus bills. The not-so-loyal opposition has been so busy muddying the water, that most people don't know what to think.
I was talking to a friend this afternoon and I suddenly realized that even she didn't know what the stimulus is all about. Here's the way it went:
Her: I just found out that if I buy a new air conditioning and heating unit this year, I can get a big rebate.
Me: Yep. You sure can.
Her: Well, I think I will, since I'm going to have to replace them soon, anyway. And, this year, I can get a $500 rebate.
Me: Uh huh.
Her: And, since the government is going to give me $500 for something I have to do anyway, I think I'll just take the money and buy something.
Me: So, the stimulus is working.
Have a frantic Fourth, and