Do We Really Stimulate Our Economy with Stimulus Checks? — Woo’s World
I understand we taxpayers will receive another economic stimulus check this year. Yes, it’s a tiny bit of the money we sent to the government; they’re keeping most of it. The purpose of this act of kindness is to help stimulate the economy.
Then, I received a funny email that took a unique look at stimulus checks and whether they actually benefit the US.
If you spend money at Walmart, it stimulates the economy in China or Sri Lanka, the note suggests. Spend it on gasoline and the stimulus goes to the Middle East. Purchase a computer and it stimulates the economy in India, Taiwan or China. Purchase fruit or vegetables and it goes to Mexico. Buy an efficiency car and your stimulus goes to Japan or Korea. Purchase useless stuff and Taiwan is stimulated.
If you pay your credit cards off or buy stock, it will go to management bonuses, and managers will hide it offshore.
Want to try to keep it in the United States of America? Spend your stimulus check
on yard sales, go to ball games, spend it on “ladies of the night” or beer or tattoos.
These are just about the only American businesses still operating in the US.
So, the best suggestion for stimulating the US economy? Go to a ball game with a tattooed “lady of the night” that you met at a yard sale and drink beer all day.
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