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Have YOU gotten your Stimulus check yet?

I am so friggen mad about this whole Economic Stimulus Check. First off the IRS reduced our amount to be received by 5% because we went over the max gross income amount. As if we REALLY make THAT much - part of that income was from moving here. Ruben's company offers moving allowance packages that cover rent, cost of living as well as other things. It wasn't money we truly got to spend and enjoy - but because we closed on our house here in Dec. 06 it was too late for them to put the amount on his 2006 W-2, so instead it all went on the 2007 one, therefore screwing up this whole Stimulus thing! So anyway, we were supposed to get our reduced amount on May 9th - here is May 29th and no check, no deposit. I call the IRS and now I'm being told it should be direct deposited on June 6th. That's nearly a month after we were supposed to get it. But at least the 6th is just a week away, unless of course they post-pone things once again.
A good friend of my mom's sent me this email, and it is so, so true.......

As you know, the Bush Administration said that most of us will get a check to stimulate the economy.

If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China.
If we spend it on gasoline it will go to the Arabs.
If we purchase a computer it will go to India.
If we purchase fruits and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala.
If we purchase a good car it will go to Japan.
If we purchase useless junk it will go to Taiwan.
None of this will help the American economy.
We need to keep that money here in America!
The only way to do that is to spend it at yard sales, since those are the only businesses still in the US.

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