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Old January 21st, 2008, 12:25 AM
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You're right, but consumer spending is the engine that powers our economy. Giving people 500 bucks to spend (and SPEND it they will), will jolt the economy for a bit.

But think of the alternative. What if people saved that 500 bucks. What then? Probable economic freefall........

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