Economic Stimulus Checks?
[Note: This is a Hoboken411 reader contributed article. Reader “Electric Eye” isn’t working this week, and will be submitting one or more “vacation articles” each day! Thanks!]
How did you spend your economic stimulus check?
Two weeks ago I got a letter from the Internal Revenue Service, like any red blooded American, receiving a letter from them sent a shiver down my spine. Needles to say, I was a little nervous. The last letter I received from them stated that I owed back taxes totaling over $20,000.00. As I opened the letter I realized it was to inform me that I would be receiving an economic stimulus check, thanks to the greatest president to ever rule over these United States of America, George W. Bush! cough. cough.
As I continued to read the letter, It stated that they would be mailing out my check in the next few weeks and that they deducted over 5% for my adjusted income. Apparently if you earned $70,000.00 or above last year you are considered wealthy and do not deserve the full amount of $600.00. I couldn’t believe it, I didn’t know I was wealthy! Anyway, the new amount of my stimulus check was a whopping $278.00! and best of all, they said I did not have to claim this amount on this years income. Gee, thanks guys, but there was no need for that, I am wealthy, don’t you know?
Well, today I got my check and I ran down to the Wachovia to deposit it immediately. Then I went home and opened my mail. I saw that my bill came from Volkswagen for car I am leasing. Wouldn’t you know it, It is exactly $278.00. Well, I happily pulled out my checkbook and wrote out my payment knowing that just this morning I received my stimulus check and had deposited it in my account. Now I feel so satisfied knowing that I did my part to stimulate the US economy. Wait a second, isn’t Volkswagen German?
So, How did you spend your stimulus check?
I also found this site where people can post an image showing how they spent their stimulus checks.