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February 12, 2009

How Are You Going to Spend Your $13/Week?

Millions of working families can breathe easy now.

That extra $13 a week in my paycheck is going to make a huge difference in my standard of living. Think about the possibilities - I can turn the thermostat up to Oval Office temperatures, go out to eat at Quiznos instead of Subway...heck, I might even switch from domestic beer to import. Oh, I feel faint...

Seriously, though...this is it? This is the tax cut 95% of us were promised? An increase that won't even cover the loss of revenue we're going to face when the Bush tax cuts are repealed?

The Anchoress reminds us of the reaction to the $600 stimulus rebate check from the now-First Lady. Sure, a $600 check wasn't much, but $13 bucks a week isn't going to do much to pay down "every bill every month," either, especially since her husband's policies are sure to increase energy costs and the price of food.

And eventually, we're going to have to pay for this.


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