Vice President Joe Biden looks on as President Barack Obama signs the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, yesterday. (Photo: AP)
So Obama signed a new stimulus bill yesterday... you know, to stimulate the economy. According to the AP:
It includes a $400 tax break for most individual workers and $800 for couples, including those who do not earn enough to pay income taxes. It will distribute tens of billions of dollars to states so they can head off deep cuts and layoffs and will provide financial incentives for people to start buying again, from first homes to new cars to SHOES and cereal.
As an American, and being that I'm in no position to buy a first home or new car (and an extra $400 ain't gonna get me there), I take it as my patriotic duty to spend money on shoes and cereal. You should do the same. Do it for the economy.