Economic stimulus

While I won’t send back the money I’ll get as part of the “stimulus” package, I strongly dislike tools that are designed to “help” our economy by getting Americans to spend even more money. With these rules, if we use the money to pay down debt or to increase our savings, we’re harming our economy.


So I was amused to see Cal Thomas’ comments on the stiulus package as reported in our local paper:

Thomas, who makes frequent appearances on Fox News, … also called the economic stimulus package, which calls for sending checks to taxpayers, “a joke.”

“People are going to be given money borrowed from the Chinese to go to Wal-Mart and buy products from China,” he said.