By Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
My wife was stimulated at the same time.
Then we got a letter from the Tax Office telling us we had been stimulated, just in case we hadn’t noticed.
Most Australians will get a one-off stimulus ‘tax bonus’ of $900 from the Federal government.
I just don’t get it. How is it stimulating the economy to take money away from people who are earning it, working for it, producing something to get it, and handing it out willy-nilly to everyone?
It’s not free money, Mr Rudd.
I have been offering a stimulus special – a decent computer package for $900, with a tie-in to the education tax refund.
It has been going pretty well. But not as well, I suspect, as the ‘Let Us Stimulate You’ deal offered by the After Dark brothel in Sydney.
If experience is anything to go by, it will be liquor stores, brothels and gambling houses that benefit most.
But even if it wasn’t, you cannot spend your way out of debt. You don’t create jobs and increase production by taking extra money from productive people to give to people who are not. And you certainly don’t create any incentive to work, or to be responsible.