The Government Giveth, and the Government Taketh

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

Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?
A. It is money that the federal government sends to taxpayers.
Q. Where will the government get this money?
A. From taxpayers.
Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?
A. Only a smidgen.
Q. What is the purpose of this payment?
A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.
Q. But isn’t that stimulating the economy of China?
A. Shut up.

Hat tip to Sam Greenwood

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