My Stimulus Question

February 16, 2009

I have an economic stimulus question. Instead of bailing out companies, what if the government only gave a stimulus to individuals?   The money would pass through individuals and eventually get to the businesses that the collective people wanted to save.

Pretending that politics aren’t a factor, is there a practical problem with stimulating the economy this way?  It seems that pushing more money through the people helps those people and allows a more capitalistic way to bail out worthy businesses.

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Apple iPhones are going to be sold for $100.00 before the new year at Wal-Mart!  Remember when iPhones were $500.00 about a year ago?  Also some other poor guy died at Wal-Mart.  He stole a bunch of stuff and an employee and some other guy held in face down in the parking lot until he mysteriously died.

Apple pulled a virus warning from thier website because it was “Bad PR.”  Apparently there was a page that recommended users use anti-virus software, but that scared Mac users so they took it down.  Some big wig just claimed the page was outdated and therefore no longer relevant.

Obama was caught using a Zune!  Some news website crashed the other day because word of him using a Zune caused so much traffic that it temporarily went down.  According to the report, he usually uses and iPod, but this particular day, he was Zuning.