Friday, January 25, 2008

Once again, George W. Bush will pay you to be his friend

Tax rebate checks may soon be winging their way to Americans, as the President tries to pay us to like him. Many of you may recall the same act early in his first term. Most of us chuckled grimly and put that drop in the bucket to be quickly wicked away by the thirsty realities of our existence.

The media are reporting this economic nudge as a "stimulus package" or, more briefly, "a package." Even more provocatively, some have called it "Bush's package" and reported with a straight face that some economists say his package is too small to stimulate anything.

The president that preceded him apparently did not suffer from that problem. But it's okay, George. A lot of men do.

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