11 February 2008

the Root Beer Stand

Rejoice, for the Root Beer Stand opened today!!

I know you might be asking, "What should I have for dinner tonight?"

...the Root Beer Stand just may be your answer.

I had three chili cheese dogs with the works. I'm a happy camper.

And yes, I know I'm lame for getting excited about hot dogs...

Economic Stimulus Package

I just don't see the advantages of the proposed economic stimulus package set for this summer. The typical taxpayer will receive a check for $800, at the expense of the US government. Won't the net effect here be zero? Most people will probably go out and spend it, help small businesses, and boost the economy, but the government will be out $145 billion. Personally, I'm planning to put this money in the bank. I know it's not the intent of the package for people to save the money, we're supposed to go out and buy a new TV or something. But it's only 800 bucks, it's not like I can go out and buy a new truck with it. What am I missing? Offset recession by increasing the national debt? Does it work that way? Obviously, more study on my part will be needed.

07 February 2008

Please tell me why presidential canidates have to raise so much money?

I understand why they need so much money, but it still makes me sick. So many of the problems the candidates are talking about fixing could be easily fixed with all the money they are spending on their campaigns. Clinton raised $4 million in just 24 hours after Super Tuesday, why are people so willing to give at these levels??

Here are some answers about what they use the money for.

What do you think?