A whopping $15-$20 extra in our paycheck. Holy crap! I could finish the basement, or I could buy a new truck. Oh wait…I’m confusing the money I’m getting back, with the debt that I now owe thanks to the recent government bailout ($20 in “extra” money each paycheck vs. the approx. $50,000 in new debt this plan will cost every man, woman and child in America) (http://www.nowpublic.com/tech-biz/how-stimulus-plan-will-impact-average-american)
And this is news? Seriously, I hope this country’s loyalties can’t be bought with a “bonus” that’s not even equal to the price of dinner for four at Applebees on a school night.
But the crisis is now real for me. My BIL was laid off his job yesterday–a mere two days before him and his wife were to close on a new house for their growing family. It would be real nice of the homeowners to give them back their earnest money, but I doubt that’s going to happen. So, no new job…Oh and you’re also out about five large. Sorry!
But we’ll all keep on working and we’ll all keep on hoping that our hard work, not the bloated government machine, will pull us out of this rut.