Another Stimulus Check? Perhaps.

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Another Economic Stimulus Check?Update: Here’s the latest on the second stimulus package.

When Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama mentioned a second stimulus check in a speech in early June, I didn’t think that it would actually happen. Presidential nominees do a lot of talking in the months leading up to November and I chalked the idea of another stimulus check as a short term as just that – talk.

Well, turns out that the Democrats, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, want another stimulus check. As expected, the Republicans are firing back, President Bush is asking that we “wait for the stimulus package to fully kick in,” and it’s simply business as usual in Washington.

I have mixed feelings about yet another stimulus check. On one hand, I understand that there are many families on the boundaries getting squeezed by soaring fuel and food prices. On the other, I don’t think the “stimulus package” is really stimulus at all and I don’t really think a stimulus package is the solution to our economic woes. Overall, I think it’s just political maneuvering and time that would be better spent on more important issues like education, medicare care, or climate change.

At this point, it’s merely political fodder and we shouldn’t expect another stimulus check, just that there have been discussions of one. As anyone who has watched Congress work can attest to, there are plenty of discussions in Washington that lead nowhere.

Democrats plan second economic stimulus bill [Associated Press]

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221 Responses to “Another Stimulus Check? Perhaps.”

  1. robert says:

    are we going to get a stimulus check this year and does the younger children get one they got left out on the very last one or my son did.

  2. Karen says:

    Thanks Margie! I have a great solution for it all. If people get public assistance of any kind then no income taxes for them. That money goes back to pay for what you got for free. That way they support yourselves and we don’t have to do it.

  3. Keith (Roll Tide) says:

    I think we all should get bailed out so we can pay off mortgages and auto loans . The people 5o+ years old should retire from the stimulus check. This opens the door for buying new houses being built, auto’s being bought and more jobs that we need.

  4. emmanuel bassey says:

    how do i register to get my stimulus check. from lagos, nigeria.

  5. Ann Yarbrough says:

    Today is July 20, 2010 and I was just wondering who all is supposed to get a stimulus check. My mother and father are both retired and living on a fixed income. They have recently had to purchase a new car and have some home repairs done. Will both of them be eligible to draw a stimulus check? Also they are raising my niece and nephew and both of them draw a SSI check because their dad was murdered a few years back. Are they eligible to draw a stimulus check?

  6. sandra says:

    barocka obama it sure would be nice if all seniors disabled could get a second stemious rebate check things are so high in the grocery store a whole lot of peaple cant even afford to go to the store after they pay there bills a whole lot of seniors disabled cant get food stamps they dont cant all of there bills like me ican verly go to the store thank god for all the food pantrys they sure do help i would like to see all seniors disabled get the 250.00 rebate every year it sure would be nice if we could get 500.00 each year insted of250.00 it sure would help o all of us out love you your family plus your whitehouse staff god bless all of you the end

  7. roshonda mckenzie says:

    I think we do need another stimulus check because the president giving all these countries money we need some too. They need raises on there social security checks they didn’t get people need to pay there bills and take care of there kids. We need a stimulus check more than 250

  8. annette white says:

    please let me know when we get the second check i need it for bills;;;;;

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