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$250 Rebate for Seniors
« on: October 15, 2010, 03:36:31 PM »

Can someone explain to me how this is any different than when Bush gave everybody $100? You know, back when the Democrats said it was a stupid idea that didn't help anyone.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/10/15/obama-proposes-rebate-seniors-deprived-social-security-benefit-hike/
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Re: $250 Rebate for Seniors
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2010, 04:04:49 PM »

Can someone explain to me how this is any different than when Bush gave everybody $100? You know, back when the Democrats said it was a stupid idea that didn't help anyone.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/10/15/obama-proposes-rebate-seniors-deprived-social-security-benefit-hike/

Sure, I can tell you how it's different.

Now it's the Obama Administration doing it.  That makes it all better.

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Re: $250 Rebate for Seniors
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2010, 04:08:18 PM »

Easy.  Bush gave a measley $100.  Obama is going to give $250.

Everybody knows $250 is different than $100. :facepalm:

You don't need to be a Repubricrat to understand the difference. :angel:

The big news will be the debate between the R's and the D's over how much more $250 is than $100.  D's will say 2 1/2 times bigger while R's will say only 1 1/4.

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Re: $250 Rebate for Seniors
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2010, 04:14:21 PM »

Bush gave checks to everyone, as a more immediate and effective method of implementing a tax cut.

Barry is giving checks to seniors, on the grounds that we're not already giving them enough and they deserve more.

I do see some real differences between the two policies, especially between the rationals underlying them.  

I worry that giving these $250 SS payouts every year sets a precedent that will be hard to break.  Perhaps that's by design?

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Re: $250 Rebate for Seniors
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2010, 06:26:10 PM »

250 is twice as moar than 100, plus extra.  I thank that settles it.
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Re: $250 Rebate for Seniors
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2010, 11:41:07 PM »

So what? They just speed up the printing presses and print more. 
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Re: $250 Rebate for Seniors
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2010, 07:01:33 AM »

she can't take n'mor, Jim. :O









besides, at the rate we're going a dollar bill is going to be worth less then the paper it's printed on. [tinfoil]

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Re: $250 Rebate for Seniors
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2010, 08:53:41 AM »

This is just one of Obama's methods of buying votes for his party.  Granted, it involves him promising to make good during the post-election lame duck congressional session, but the end effect is the same.
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Re: $250 Rebate for Seniors
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2010, 08:16:44 PM »

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Can someone explain to me how this is any different than when Bush gave everybody $100?

Simple.  You get more votes/dollar when you limit it to seniors.

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Re: $250 Rebate for Seniors
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2010, 09:38:55 PM »

That was done last year, too.
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