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Help Stimulate the Economy


#1

?Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the US economy by spending your stimulus check wisely:

If you spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China.
If you spend it on gasoline it will go to Hugo Chavez, the Arabs and Al Queda
If you purchase a computer it will go to Taiwan.
If you purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala (unless you buy organic).

If you buy a car it will go to Japan and Korea.
If you purchase prescription drugs it will go to India
If you purchase heroin it will go to the Taliban in Afghanistan
If you give it to a charitable cause, it will go to Nigeria.

?And none of it will help the American economy. We need to keep that money here in America. You can keep the money in America by spending it at yard sales, going to a baseball game, or spend it on prostitutes, beer (domestic only), or tattoos, since those are the only businesses still in the US.?

--- anonymous :wink:


#2

If I spend it on porn, will that be helping California? If so, that's a good deed.


#3

Your biggest brewer is now owned by the Belgian corporation "InBev", and most of your hops come from New Zealand. So that's out.

Prostitutes will blow their proceeds from...umm..."blowing" on smack which probably originated in Afghanistan or Morocco. Another scratch

You're good with tattoos...I think most of the needles and inks are American made.


#4

American based producers need to find customers overseas and become more like China.

American consumers need to save more or pay down debt and consume less.

Prosperity (quality of life) is built by working and producing stuff and not by consuming it.

In the long run we only get to consume what we have worked for -- even when we use credit to consume.


#5

I'm spending mine on renting a limo bus from a locally family owned limo company.


#6

I'm surprised that no one has said to buy Biotest products. Of course, that probably goes without saying.
:>


#7

You can't escape globalization. Resistance is futile.


#8

We aren't getting stimulus checks out of this. The credit will show up in your paycheck. A whopping $13/week.


#9

...but we're still trying...


#10

i buy shoes that are imported to america and therefore the profits go to american business owners

i buy american made clothes too.

and i spend my money in america so everything actually goes to americans.


#11

#12

I thought it was looking like 500 per person and 1000 per married couple? That was a few weeks ago though...? Either way it's not going to save the economy.


#13

I'm gonna use my share to give my IRS thugs a cost-of-living raise.


#14

Good post. Kinda makes you realize We don;t manufacture or make anything in America anymore. We consume all and make close to nothing. Quite a predicament we got ourselves into.