President Bush wants to send me $1600!!!!!!!!!!
In an effort to stave off a recession, he’s announced that he wants to give a tax rebate of up to $800 to singles or $1600 per household. He wants me to go spend it to jump-start the economy. He wants to throw it at us middle-classers, because we, as a class, are so well known for squandering any money we can get our over-manicured hands on. We’re so spendiferous!
Sorry, Mr. President.
I’d loooooooooove for you to send me $1600. Heck I might even vote for you! No, wait. Oh…….that’s right. Term limits suck, huh?
Well, if you do get around to sending me that $1600, be forewarned. I’m going to be doing the same thing with this rebate that I did with the last one. It’s going right into savings. And if I did have any debt besides mortgage, that’s where it would be going.
I’m not buying any iPods.
I’m not buying a new car.
I’m not buying a bigger house (dammit).
I’m not buying a Wii, a new nose or a pair of Manolo Blahniks.
Americans need to learn to live below their means, not just at it. That means not running out and spending all of the money we get, especially before we get it. Do you know how many people were already spending this, at least in their minds, as soon as the words left your mouth?
What? That’s what you were counting on????
Well, I’m sure there are plenty of people who will do as you wish.
Just not me.