US government gives Americans $$ to buy Macs!!

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  1. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    [Bah thread got moved]

    Hehe, well sort of...

    in June-July we can expect to recieve a $600 - $1200 and up "bonus" tax refund.

    The refund is suppost to help the economy get moving again, by providing people money to spend. ... what better way to spend that money then towards a new Macbook of some sort.

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  2. MarlboroLite macrumors 6502a

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    May/June??

    Just in time for the next Macbook revision....
     
  3. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    So, as a taxpayer I am getting $600 just for being American?

    Or did I miss something?
     
  4. tennisplaayer11 macrumors member

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    Yeah, but unfortunately it will be too late to prevent a recession.
     
  5. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    These macs will really come in handy when we're strapped for gas and heating cash!
     
  6. jackc macrumors 65816

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    They should have made it in Apple bucks, to be spent only on apple.com. It's the only way to revive the economy.
     
  7. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    Why to Americans constantly talk about getting tax refunds when I get bugger all?
     
  8. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    Don't forget this income will be taxed in Tax Year 2008 :rolleyes:
     
  9. motomullet macrumors member

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    yeah perfect timing to counter this recession they think we are going into.
     
  10. Sky Blue Guest

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    Yeah, a forced loan, how nice!
     
  11. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    good reason to stay home next winter with a MBP on your lap.
     
  12. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    depends on how they phrase it. If they just hand you money, then yes, it's income. But if it's a tax refund, then no, you don't pay taxes on that because the government is basically saying "this is money that you paid as tax on prior income, but we shouldn't have taken it."
     
  13. clayj macrumors 604

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    You need to go throw some chests full of tea into the nearest harbor first. ;)
     
  14. aforty macrumors 65816

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    Nooooooo..!!!
     
  15. greenmeanie macrumors 6502a

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    How nice of them to allow me some of my money back ;)
     
  16. djinn macrumors 68000

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    To bad I'll get nothing since the wife and I make to much money. Maybe having my son will help.
     
  17. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I don't get anything either, I make too much.

    Still buying a new computer when I move. I have to do my part to stimulate the economy.
     
  18. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    I'm not wasting any of my tea!
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    Tea > Tax return
     
  19. clayj macrumors 604

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    You did get that I was referencing the Boston Tea Party, right? ;)
     
  20. Thomas Davie macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget an additional 300$ for each kid under 18. So I figure I'm going to adopt about 30 kids age 17 11/12, catch myself beaucoup $$, and then kick the lazy freeloaders out on their a$$e$.

    In all seriousnous though, this Canadian wonders why our politicians can't do something like that? However, ew do have some odd perks, such as a 1:1 rebate on public transportation, the ability to do double dedeductions on RRSPs (if you work creatively).

    But what better way to spends tax refunds than on new Macs?

    Tom
     
  21. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Our (American) economy is going downhill, and the current administration is throwing x hundred dollar checks at the people to keep their minds off changes that will, on average, cost the average citizen several thousand dollars in price hikes and job shortages over the next few years. It's the fiscal equivalent of throwing sponges at a flash flood. But people think short-term (money!) instead of long term (decrease military budgets, regulate corporations, reform spending, etc), so they think it's a good idea. The administration knows this, so they take advantage of it. Simple math.

    In other words, be thankful your government isn't this willing to deceive you. Believe me; this is going to cost us a lot more than we'll ever see in government rebate checks. :D
     
  22. ahaxton macrumors 6502a

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    To all the people who are in the same boat about not getting this tax rebate. Now come on lol. You know they don't need to give us a little sum of money. We contribute plenty to the economy. Just be thankful that we are in the situation we are in as a group who doesn't qualify.
     
  23. ahaxton macrumors 6502a

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    Change the word administration to government.
     
  24. bijou macrumors regular

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    I see some more Apple stock in my future (not much, hehe).:D
     
  25. Anderson3133 macrumors regular

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    We have absolutely no need for a $600 refund. Think about it. We get free health care, our dollar is higher than theirs because their economy is weakening, our minimum wage is rediculously higher than theirs. I heard waitresses in Florida and areas around there make like $3 an hour without tips. CRAZY!
     

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