Thursday, January 24, 2008

What will Bill Gates do with HIS $300 Rebate?

In another case of life imitating Futurama, Congress has agreed to an economic stimulus package that'll hand kick back at least 300 bucks to each taxpayer.

From the Washington Post:

Under the deal, nearly everyone earning a paycheck would receive at least $300 from the Internal Revenue Service. Most workers would receive rebates of $600 each, or $1,200 per couple. Families with children would receive an additional payment of $300 per child. Workers who earned at least $3,000 last year -- but not enough to pay income taxes -- would be eligible for $300.
Better than that, from Futurama (Three Hundred Big Boys):

Richard Nixon's Head: I've sent you each 300 buckeroos. In the form of a tricky Dick fun bill. Knock yourselves out!
Amy Wong: I'm slightly richer!
Bender: What to do, what to do. One 300 dollar hookerbot or 300 one dollar hookerbots?

Total cost of the real package -- $145 billion. That'd buy a lot of hookerbots of either persuasion! (WaPo)

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