Australia's Economic Stimulus Plan

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Australia's Economic Stimulus Plan

This is a joke doing the email rounds in Australia at the moment...only it's not funny, it's true!

By the way, Rudd is giving away $1000 to each person in Australia - again!

Information on the Stimulus Payment

year, taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus Payment. This is a very
exciting new program that I will explain using the Q and A format:


What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?


It is money that the federal government will send to Taxpayers.


Where will the government get this money?


From taxpayers.


So the government is giving me back my own money?


Only a smidgen.


What is the purpose of this payment?


The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV
set, thus stimulating the economy.


But isn't that stimulating the economy of China?


Shut up."



is some helpful advice on how to best help the Economy by spending your
stimulus check wisely:


you spend that money at K-Mart, all the money will go to China.


you spend it on petrol it will go to the Arabs.


you purchase a computer it will go to India.


you purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to South East Asia or New
Zealand (unless you buy organic).


you buy a car it will go to Japan.


you purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan.


none of it will help the economy.


need to keep that money here. You can keep the money here by spending it
at garage sales, going to a football game, or spending it on prostitutes,
beer or tattoos, since those are the only businesses still

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S Schauermann
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Re: Australia's Economic Stimulus Plan

Great post! Everyone needs a laugh in times like these. I hope the realization sets in that you can't sustain a multi-trillion dollar service-based economy. 

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