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Quiet Stimulus 
5th-Mar-2009 09:28 am
Vigelandsparken goat stone
I just got my direct deposit notice by email and said "Huh, that's slightly more than it was two weeks ago. Did I get a very small raise for some reason?" Comparing side-by-side with last paycheck, I found the difference: federal taxes were about $20 less. "Oh yeah, a cut in payroll taxes were part of the stimulus plan." Maybe I'll celebrate by buying... uh... lunch?

I'd love to help the economy, but since I'm putting all my stuff in storage in a month, acquiring new things isn't very attractive. I suppose I could eat out more often, but then I wouldn't have a bowl of left over curry when I'm running short on time. One thing on my to-do list is to pick some non-profit organizations for donations, since they're probably hurting right now.
5th-Mar-2009 07:41 pm (UTC) - Quiet Stimulus
My fear is that having less taxes taken out this year will come back to bite us at tax time next year.
7th-Mar-2009 04:45 am (UTC) - How to do both
go to www.kiva.org and lend your $20 to someone in a developing country who will use it to start a business and a new life.

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