If the US government somehow does do this tax rebate check deal, then Apple should take advantage of it. The Government is worrying that people will save the rebate, or pay down debt, instead of making new purchases to spur the economy. If it passes Apple should have a promotion where all you have to do is bring in your $500 check, endorse it to Apple and leave with a 32 GB iPod Touch. Apple discounts the iPod to cover the taxes; the Government is happy because the money went into circulation and Apple is happy to get a sale they would not normally have gotten. What do you think?