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Old 01-25-2008, 02:21 AM
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If you're a taxpayer, how will you be spending the $600~1200 that the government is going to be infusing back into your pocket come spring?

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If you're a taxpayer, how will you be spending the $600~1200 that the government is going to be infusing back into your pocket come spring?

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If you're a taxpayer, how will you be spending the $600~1200 that the government is going to be infusing back into your pocket come spring?

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Hopefully no American Taxpayer uses it to buy into either Blu-ray or HD DVD.
Considering the money then goes to foreign companies and it does absolutely no good to the U.S economy, which is the point of the money, it would be very.. um.. unpatriotic?
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:33 AM
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Hopefully no American Taxpayer uses it to buy into either Blu-ray or HD DVD.
Considering the money then goes to foreign companies and it does absolutely no good to the U.S economy, which is the point of the money, it would be very.. um.. unpatriotic?
Ahh good point. Well retail & US movie companies would get money.

With 100 million families getting some extra cash, I would expect every kind of retail to get a boost.
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:45 AM
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I completely and utterly do not get what the 'looming' recession is about in the US... I've never understood a recession since grade 10 economics...

why does it happen?
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Ahh good point. Well retail & US movie companies would get money.

With 100 million families getting some extra cash, I would expect every kind of retail to get a boost.
Most economic experts imagine it will be spent with about the same ratio as all US income is spent. Which means, ultimately, most of it will help foreign economies but at least some of it will boost the U.S. economy I would say logic dictates they are probably correct. Most of those same experts also say, it won't be enough. We're in for a recession, it's just a matter of how soft or hard we end up landing.

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I completely and utterly do not get what the 'looming' recession is about in the US... I've never understood a recession since grade 10 economics...

why does it happen?
It's actually pretty much a cyclical thing, the most important thing is trying to minimize how bad each recession is. (The Great Depression being a good example of how bad you definitely don't want it).

A $9,000,000,000,000.00 national debt combined with a $6,000,000,000,000.00 trade deficit are definitely a factor in the one that is coming now. Yah, those are trillions.
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Save your money, recession brings jobcut's, higher prices, higher interest rates etc.
A lot of people are going to feel the pinch, and they would be better off saving the money for that inevitable rainy day.
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First in before the "HD DVD sales were affected by the recession" alibi ...

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If you're a taxpayer, how will you be spending the $600~1200 that the government is going to be infusing back into your pocket come spring?

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While I'm glad that you're doing so well as to recommend donating our tax refunds to such worthwhile charities as Sony and Panasonic, I'm afraid I've personally got more pressing issues. Hospital bills, car repairs, mortgage, creditors, foster kids... yeah I think I'm all set
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