Over stimulated

TUESDAY 5-20-08…The stimulus checks are arriving in mailboxes around the country, and being directly deposited in people’s checking accounts. Jokes about the checks are also showing up on the internet, mostly about how people plan to spend the unexpected largesse. But one, in particular, caught my eye, because –as in most jokes –there’s an element of truth in this one….and the truth isn’t funny.

It states “The federal government is sending each and every one of us a 600 to 1200 dollar stimulus check. If we spend the money at Wal-Mart, the money will go to China. If we spend it on gasoline, it will go to the Arabs. If we spend it on a computer, the money will go to India.

If we purchase fruits and vegetables, it’ll go to Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and Chile . If we purchase a good car, it will go to Japan. If we purchase useless crap, it’ll go to Taiwan…and none of it will help the American economy.

The only way to keep that money here at home is to buy prostitutes, marijuana, beer, cigarettes, whiskey and tattoos, since these are the only products still produced in the United States of America.

See what I mean about a joke containing an element of truth, and truth isn’t funny. Seems to me it was President Woodrow Wilson who said “The business of America IS business.” Unfortunately, this country appears to have turned over it’s businesses to other countries. It’s called “outsourcing” and it’s supposed to save money.

It also seems that nobody has given any thought to saving jobs!


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