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The Onion on Fiscal Stimulus

By: Gerald Prante

In this week’s edition of The Onion, their weekly “interview” of guests on the street asks the question “Congress agreed on an economic stimulus package that would give individual taxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. payers a rebate of up to $600. What do you think?”

Our favorite response was from Neville Head, who is a dog trainer:

“I hope buying $600 worth of waffles helps the economy, because that’s what I’m going to do.”

(Just hope Neville isn’t moving to New Mexico because he may encounter a fat tax in the future if he does.)