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are we getting a stimulus check now?

im curious


Asked by Anonymous at 2:41 AM on Jan. 29, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • We are not getting checks. The $800,000,000,000.00 dollars we're about to borrow from China will be primarily directed to urban areas with little unemployment and special pet projects. We will also not see any job creation in the areas with the highest unemployment or real meaningful relief for individuals.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:13 AM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • They did just pass the movement to send out stimulus checks, republicans are not happy with it, but yes they did pass it.

    I didn't catch when they send them out, or how much they will be though.

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 2:42 AM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • The House passed it, it is now going to the Senate.
    Also nothing I have read says that we will be getting checks. I have only read that the money is going elsewhere to fund different things, create more jobs, etc.
    Here is the latest story and link:
    Stimulus Measure Moves to Senate

    Answer by sandra1023 at 2:49 AM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • sandra i opened that link, and maybe its just because im sleepy lol, but i cant find where it has to be passed but senate...


    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 2:53 AM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • I posted this last night...

    $646,214 Per Government Job

    The December unemployment rate was only 2.3% for government workers and 3.8% in education and health. Unemployment rates in manufacturing and construction, by contrast, were 8.3% and 15.2% respectively. Yet 39% of the $550 billion in the bill would go to state and local governments. Another 17.3% would go to health and education -- sectors where relatively secure government jobs are also prevalent.

    If the intent of the plan is to alleviate unemployment, why spend over half of the money on sectors where unemployment is lowest?

    Anyway...this is pretty much indicative of what is going to happen to the 819 BILLION dollars (and don't forget there will be an additional $300 BILLION tacked on in INTEREST!)


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:27 AM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • OOPS! The above was me...hit anon by mistake! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:28 AM on Jan. 29, 2009