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Sunday, March 30, 2008

~ The American and Dutch Apple Pie Alliance ~


Informed and Brilliant! The Rachel Maddow Show Rachel has a doctorate in political science (she was a Rhodes Scholar) and a background in HIV/AIDS activism, prison reform, and other lefty rabblerousing. She shakes a mean cocktail, drives a bright red pickup, hates Coldplay, loves arguing with conservatives, spends a lot of money on AMTRAK tickets, and dresses like a first-grader.

2007 Federal Taxes C-SPAN, Washington Journal Washington, District of Columbia "Arthur Auerbach offered advice for preparing to submit 2007 federal tax data. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail."

I watched Arthur Auerbach, who returned to C-SPAN to give advice and guidance on filing 2007 taxes. He made me aware that the 'REBATE' is not really a rebate at all.

Its a credit against a persons next years taxes, a loan on next years taxes, a cash advance on next years taxes to be filed for 2008.

Next year, a year out. Unless I have a crystal ball, no one can tell what could happen this year with ones earnings, for next years tax time. No one.

I would not deny those who truly are desperate to have this so called rebate. But to tell the people that this money is for stimulating our economy is absolutely crazy.

Normal seasonal spending for 'normal' vacations and school clothes will take a big hit this year. At my house, we have been adding more soup choices to dinner time, in order to fill up. That was not the usual. More spaghetti, not the usual. More spaghetti without meat is not the usual, not in my house.

No vacation this year because of two years of paying for medical bills and rising property costs and everything else that costs more.

My Internet service will cease when I am forced to choose between gas for my car OR food for my family (including my four legged furry babies).

So, if we, in my family are reflective of the nations citizenry, we tapped out our last layer of financial protection - money from our paychecks not used for bills - early this year.

$300.00 or $600.00 is not going to offer a solution. I am not looking for a hand out, just looking for practical common sensed fundamentals of bookkeeping logic, from our nations leaders. TROOPS HOME NOW!

Poor Little Misfit Congress Christmas Story Sunday, December 16, 2007

Do we trust what is meant by REBATE? Do you know for certain that this won't come back to bite us in the wallet next year? They call it a Rebate, I don't. I think I'll have to pass on this so called Rebate, this so called Stimulus - Stick it to me in the end - package.

I just don't trust anything that comes from this administration and the vice president sort of summed up my feeling about them with his 'So' answer.

So they think we are dumber than a box of rocks. I'm smarter than a rock, I think.

So they think we are peasants to their elitist way of living. I may be a pagan, but I'm certainly no peasant.

So they think we aren't tough enough to withstand the constant barrage of fear mongering and terror alerts. I might've been nervous on September 11, 2001, but I soon learned that the ones I should fear are the born again bred in narcissism White House residents.

So they want to build an empire for themselves in Iraq, using my hard earned tax treasure dollars, on the backs of destroyed Iraqi citizens? Well I'll show them when I don't have a job and paycheck anymore.

So they think a 'What’s mine is Theirs and a What’s Theirs is Theirs' philosophy is as American as Apple Pie? Mock Apple Pie Is Not American! Mock Apple Pie Is Not Patriotic!

They have mocked up my Apple Pie for eight years. Its time to imPEACH all of the Mock Apple Pie's!

My fantasy Headline: A vigilant village of imPEACHment hunters throw all Mock Apple Pie's in the Dutch Oven of International Justice!

Rebate check hinges on tax return Humberto Cruz The Chicago Tribune March 30, 2008


"The GOP fought against every regulation that ever kept Big Business from poisoning our drinking water, selling us contaminated meat, protecting employees, defrauding us out of our bank deposits and investments, etc."

"...the proposal is 99.8% cosmetic and window dressing..."

"I hope residents of districts represented by Blue Dogs like....."

"...Republicans including Senator John McCain, the party’s presumptive nominee, are urging..."

"...other House members who could well lose their seats over this issue are..."

Kiplinger's Personal Finance Investing in the Pawnbroker By Elizabeth Ody Washington Post Sunday, March 16, 2008 "The cash-advance business is the weakest link in a deteriorating economy because payday lenders could face a growing number of defaults. The regulatory environment for payday lending is another concern; laws and regulations in the United States vary by state and can change quickly."

Payday Lenders Getting Stiff-Armed By Rich Duprey Motley Fool March 25, 2008 "For the state's attorney general to now forbid companies from collecting on borrowers' debts, and demand that the industry leave Arkansas, seems a bit of a reach."

Rebate (marketing) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "A rebate is an amount paid by way of reduction, return, or refund on what has already been paid or contributed."

In 1992, mail in rebates were not usual in the UK, the so called 'Hoover Free Flights'[2] fiasco perhaps giving evidence of its pitfalls.

Rebates: What you need to knowBy Jeanne Sahadi, senior writer February 11 2008 "It's based on your 2007 income initially." AND "If you received more than what you should have gotten, you will not be penalized."

Juicing the economy will come at a cost ECONOMY: Recession Watch 2008 By Jeanne Sahadi, senior writer January 23 2008
"Boosting economic growth is great, but it's not free and it's not guaranteed. Lawmakers need to weigh the cost of any stimulus package with its benefits."

"Stimulus will bump that deficit up, but not necessarily dollar for dollar. Here's why: If the stimulus effort works, the increased economic activity will generate federal tax revenue."

Reuters U.S. lawmakers willing rescuers in mortgage crisis By Richard Cowan and Additional reporting by Patrick Rucker Sun Mar 30, 2008 "Florida, Ohio, Michigan and California have some of the highest concentrations of home foreclosures. AND "Given Congress' intense interest in doing something this election year, "A compromise bill could certainly be signed," said one aide..."

Related Blog Posts linked to Reuters story...

Minnesota and the mortgage crisis: We've only just begun - Minnesota Monitor


Chicago Sun-Times I WAS YOUR NEIGHBOR...Foreclosures Saturday, February 16, 2008

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