Should people really be encouraged to just take that check and buy more? My favorite commentary on this comes from Dave Coleman in a letter to the editor in the San Francisco Chronicle. It starts like this:
A $600 "stimulus" won't make much difference to the Americans I know. We won't be able to run out and spend it on more "stuff" because we don't have any more place for stuff. If the government really wants our votes, they'll provide free plastic bins forIf you don't want to spend your rebate frivolously, Laura Coffey has some excellent suggestions on how to use that refund. Here's just one of her ten ideas:
our stuff and free storage places for the bins.
Use your tax-rebate check to take care of some important car maintenance. Are you approaching the time for a 30,000-mile full service for your vehicle? If so, why not get that behind you?
[photo by ariedana / Dana Franks]