VOTE FOR THE BEST OF ORLANDO® 2021 NOW THROUGH AUG. 1!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Buy yourself sumthin' nice, ya hear?

Posted By on Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 3:43 PM

So King George is gonna throw another few hundred bucks at our feet to apologize for the terrible job he's done in managing our country for the last, oh, decade.

Nevermind the half-trillion dollars of our money he spent on the war.

Nevermind the rollback of civil rights and the constitution.

It's $300 bucks, people! More, if you've declared your love to the man/lady you're sleeping with in front of our Lord and Saviour! Thanks Bushy!! We like you again.

Of course, the plan hasn't been published or signed. There's no mention of how it impacts non-income-tax-paying Florida. Let's figure out how we're gonna spend it! I'm thinking hookers and blow. Anyone with me?

Some "man on the street" samples from Florida Today:

"When it goes to lower- and lower-middle-income people, they will spend any and all extra they get." - Mark Soskin, associate professor of economics at the University of Central Floridaâ??s College of Business Administration

â??I think some people will go out and spend it on travel or buy a new stereo.â?� - Rob Varley, executive director of the Space Coast Office of Tourism,

"They want people to take the money and spend it. "That seemed to work last time.â?� - Steve Srein, founder of Peoples First Financial

â??Last time, the rebate was $300. It was really near what a surfboard costs. It was like: â??Gee, the government gave me a brand-new surfboard, dude,â?? So maybe, this time, theyâ??ll buy two." - Surfboard shaper Greg Loehr

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 21, 2021

View more issues

Calendar

© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation