Tax rebate. How will you spend it? (Merged threads)


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The_Shootist
January 18, 2008, 09:26 AM
Okay - saw on the news this morning that President Bush was pushing for $ 800 in tax rebates for individuals and $ 1600 for families as part of a stimulus package.

Ignoring the politics for awhile, and indeed the likelihood of this passing, what would YOU do with your rebate to act on your patriotic duty to help stumulate the economy - from a 2A perspective of course?

A new 1911? Maybe Rugers new Redhawk in .45LC? Decisions...decisions. As for myself, I've been looking over this :

http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/programming/expand.asp?Prodid=462

Plus maybe a case or two of ammo! :D

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takhtakaal
January 18, 2008, 09:29 AM
What Will TOU Do With Your Rebate?

Who's TOU?

:D

Most likely, I'll send it to a credit card company.

anygunanywhere
January 18, 2008, 09:30 AM
They can give all of the rebates they want. I always wind up paying on Illegal Tax Day.

Anygun

aka108
January 18, 2008, 09:33 AM
Probably put it in the bank to help pay 2007 taxes in April. Also probably be 1.00 over whatever income is set as max for the "free money". Guess govt. will borrow from China to make this payment available.

highorder
January 18, 2008, 09:44 AM
CMMG Ar-15

98C5
January 18, 2008, 09:48 AM
Oh yeah,

IBTL

GunTech
January 18, 2008, 09:57 AM
Use it to make up for the plunging stock market?

Although a T/C G2 would be nice to have.

ihopewewin
January 18, 2008, 10:01 AM
The guy did say keep it from a 2A perspective I don't know why some people can't keep a thread on topic.:scrutiny:

MD_Willington
January 18, 2008, 10:05 AM
Hopefully, if my local .GOV gets their act together, I will be able to renew my Alien Firearms License...

Another AK clone..

otherwise

Magazines, parts & ammo!

98C5
January 18, 2008, 10:08 AM
Hmmmm, maybe that elusive Rock Island longslide.

Where's Ivan?
:D

41magsnub
January 18, 2008, 10:09 AM
Auntie Visa will get a bigger check that month is all... /cry

To keep it 2A related the last purchase on the visa was ammo!

Waywatcher
January 18, 2008, 10:18 AM
A Ruger Hawkeye walnut/blued, probably in .30-06.

And a Leupold 4X FXII to go on top.

Would save the rest.

PTK
January 18, 2008, 10:34 AM
I bought an M1A (standard walnut, steel barrel), a 1911 (GI), and an XD (.45ACP 4" barrel) in anticipation. I'm getting a lot of tax money back this year, Bush's ideas on economic stimulation aside.

MakAttak
January 18, 2008, 10:37 AM
I'm putting it with the rest of the money I'm saving for my first AR. Easily should put me over the top.

BridgeWalker
January 18, 2008, 10:39 AM
Well, ours will sit in the bank for emergencies until fall. Barring emergencies, in the fall, to celebrate Thain finishing school, we will use some of it to get our first 1911, probably an STI Spartan.

A small amount of it will be used right away for ammo, components, and reloading gear.

Gingerbreadman
January 18, 2008, 10:43 AM
AR-15 parts.

Archie
January 18, 2008, 10:46 AM
I probably won't buy anything more to pack and carry around.

Presuming no emergencies and the Bride doesn't already have an idea, I may just up my membership in the NRA from 'life' to whatever. Or spread it out among a few of the Second Amendment groups.

Or, I may keep it and buy gas to move from People's Democratic Socialist Republic of California to somewhere in the United States. That would be a pro Second Amendment thing, huh?

MakAttak
January 18, 2008, 10:47 AM
AR-15 parts.


He could buy M-16 parts, they'll never catch him.

(Look who wrote this...)

arflattop
January 18, 2008, 10:50 AM
Assuming Mrs. arflattop lets me help with her half........a Sig P220, Colt .45acp, Walther PPS, am I there yet?......................

Intrepid Dad
January 18, 2008, 10:51 AM
I would buy a S&W 686+ and plenty of ammo for both that gun and my other guns. I really need to stock up on .223 and 9mm.

RTFM
January 18, 2008, 10:52 AM
I.b.t.l.

BullsEye10x
January 18, 2008, 10:53 AM
I'm using my refund to get a good AK while I still can. One or two more pistols and a good battle rifle is about all my safe can hold :D If I get a rebate on top of that, I need to invest in some reloading equipment so I can afford to shoot more than rimfire...

blo0dyhatchet
January 18, 2008, 10:54 AM
52" flat screen plasma I have had my eye on, and if anythings left, probably a new to me revolver.

buzz_knox
January 18, 2008, 10:55 AM
Beretta PPS

I think you meant a Walther PPS.

tinygnat219
January 18, 2008, 10:55 AM
Lessee:
Ammo.

Route 66
January 18, 2008, 11:03 AM
Rebate + mucho more $$$ = HK P7M8

Stop and think a moment.........America is a wonderful place to live!

evan price
January 18, 2008, 11:19 AM
More components. Powder, primers, projectiles. The remainder is used to pay for GAS :(

Just why do they think that giving out money will be a way to solve a recession? Where that money comin from anyway? US!

AirForceShooter
January 18, 2008, 11:26 AM
baby browning?
I don't need one, just may like to have one.

AFS

Neo-Luddite
January 18, 2008, 11:32 AM
While, I'll buy a fiat with it of course!

RoadkingLarry
January 18, 2008, 11:34 AM
AR -something or other and a S&W "J" frame. of some flavor. In the mean time I think I won't hold my breath...

stevereno1
January 18, 2008, 11:34 AM
An Ak-47, Ammo, Beer, and some of them boiled peanuts in the can.

Seancass
January 18, 2008, 11:35 AM
could put it down on a spankin new jeep, but probly one of several firearms and maybe even a class III. wouldnt that be sweet! Having the Pres. buy me a silenced pistol!

edit: would concider one or more of the following: Colt SAA replica, Colt SAA replica with 12-18"!!! bbl, Marlin 336, Marlin 45-70, H&R45-70, 1911, 460 S&W, BFR 45-70, and a couple nice .22s.

Randy in Arizona
January 18, 2008, 11:45 AM
More ammo.

Reloading components.

Food.

Propane tank & propane.

Pushwasser.

Steel to build utility trailer.

Texas Moon
January 18, 2008, 11:46 AM
Ammo + ammo + ammo + some more ammo

heeler
January 18, 2008, 11:47 AM
Put it in the savings account towards the purchase of a good safe.

MilsurpShooter
January 18, 2008, 11:59 AM
I'm going to see about getting my hands on a Dragunov clone. Either that or as close to a G3 as I can get... If not any of those maybe feed my Mauser habit or maybe a Hakim

damien
January 18, 2008, 12:04 PM
SIG 556 - Made in USA!

XDKingslayer
January 18, 2008, 12:53 PM
I will be ordering a case of .45GAP, two cases of .380ACP, several bricks of .22. Several boxes of #4 shot 3" magnum 12 gauge shells (turkey season is right around the corner) and possibly a Taurus 1911.

Kind of Blued
January 18, 2008, 12:57 PM
I think by that point I should be at about number 3 on my list of guns to buy before the election which is some form of SASS AR Platform rifle. Either a DPMS Mark 12, Mini SASS, or possibly the LR-204.

First and second are an M4 and a Mossberg 930 SPX Autoloader.

If there is any left over, it will be lots and lots of M1A1 20 round mags, AR & AK Mags (eventually a drum for each), a few more 32 round Glock 9mm mags, and any other double-stack pistol mags for guns that I may one day buy.

I'm getting more preparedanoid every day.

Can I just go ahead and coin that term? 'Preparedanoid'? Whadda ya think?

strat81
January 18, 2008, 01:03 PM
.45 ACP Components... maybe 3k bullets and 1500 brass.

Dinner with the wife, splurge on the Porterhouse or Prime Rib.
Manicure for the wife.
Send the rest to my student loan company.

fletcher
January 18, 2008, 01:06 PM
About time I get that tooth implant...

But, assuming I didn't need that, I'd probably get a CD Hi-Power.

bratch
January 18, 2008, 01:35 PM
They're talking about income restrictions so many may not be eligible. I heard $110,000 for families.

IF we get one probably use it on a 22 conversion kit for either CZ, 1911, or AR.

strat81
January 18, 2008, 01:38 PM
While, I'll buy a fiat with it of course!
Now that's funny right there!
Of course, it sounds like a joke an econ professor would make. :)

BobbyQuickdraw
January 18, 2008, 01:39 PM
I'm hoping for a good tax return. This stimulus package would be a great thing for me!

What I should do is pay off some loans or make sure to save some.

What I probably *will* do is get a Ruger Vaquero in .357Magnum and a Mossberg 590 with Ghost Rings.

tmajors
January 18, 2008, 01:41 PM
First hope that my wife isn't paying attention to the news :)

Then if she's not paying attention a new AR-15.

If she is paying attention, a used AR-15 with my half of the cut.

Grizfire
January 18, 2008, 01:42 PM
springfield EMP for CCW....I really want one,

before the US dollar really takes a nose dive.

TAB
January 18, 2008, 01:45 PM
About 2 weeks worth in gas :mad: ( yeah right I won't even see a dime of it)

PS I've actually got a Fiat for sell right now... The sad part is I work on that less then any other car I have ever owned.

hrgrisso
January 18, 2008, 01:49 PM
I'll get my wisdom teeth removed and once I'm holding them in my hand I'll know whether I should get a Galil or replace my sold 556. That's got me twisted up inside in confusion. And if it's the Galil I'll use what's left to get the Galil guys here in Az to bring it up to standards! :evil: I just bought the wife a <shudder> minivan so she owes me!

Working Man
January 18, 2008, 02:12 PM
Was going to buy a V-12 .45 Super but life seems to be getting in the way.
Guess it'll just be some ammo.

txgho1911
January 18, 2008, 02:34 PM
would send it to the credit card company. I an loading every dime ofdebt to the citi account. Then defaulting.

Neo-Luddite
January 18, 2008, 09:47 PM
I won't really buy a Fiat, of course (much underestimated cars however for home mechanics I've heard--a solid value).

I will maybe: 1) Make a pile of 400 crisp-from-the-bank 2 dollar bills and burn them in public. Maybe I will role around on them buck naked first and make a video to play on a loop to display while I do so. I will renounce my GOP membership and become a perfomance artist.

2) Buy ammo and booze (at the same time, from walmart, of course!)

3) Attempt to purchase about 1 Oz of gold (or whatever ammount of gold I can get for my new windfall). When the transaction is completed I will snarl at my fellow citizen-gold dealer holding mere greenbacks and say "SUCKER".

Yes, I'm buying ammo.

Javelin
January 18, 2008, 09:51 PM
I am buying more accessories for my current firearms.

:)

3pairs12
January 18, 2008, 09:53 PM
Since I am part of a family, if my wife lets me spend my half I will order 6.8 target crown upper from model 1 sales. The rest will go to mags and ammo.

arflattop
January 18, 2008, 09:56 PM
Thanks, Buzz. Sorry for the brainfart on Berretta/Walther PPS. Besides, the Mrs. has informed me that we'd be buying a bigger safe...........

doc2rn
January 18, 2008, 10:39 PM
Time to buy that evil black rifle. Then my collection will be complete! :eek: What will I do now, oh yeah accessorize!

aguyindallas
January 18, 2008, 10:45 PM
Well, since I normally have to pay in a little bit, maybe this will actually help me break even...lol.

Otherwise, I would buy some hunting "stuff"

EAdams
January 18, 2008, 10:54 PM
Depending on the reviews when it is finally released -
Kel-tec RFB 7.62mm w/ 18 inch barrel

Otherwise:
DPMS/RRA/Bushmaster .308
or
Kel-tec PLR-16 & (S&W M&P 40 or XD 40 SC)

joplinsks
January 18, 2008, 11:35 PM
The Trailblazer needs new tires this spring, so that would be $500 of it.

I've heard Bush is pushing for $800 per individual... but congress is thinking more like $500 and maybe as low as $300. C-SPAN should be very interesting next week :rolleyes:

Black Adder LXX
January 18, 2008, 11:40 PM
1. CCW course for the wifey
2. Ruger sp101 for the wifey
3. Some parts to add to my stripped AR lower

JP from Phoenix
January 18, 2008, 11:48 PM
depending on how much they actually give me, I heard the 800 will reallly end up being something around 500. I'm thinking PT1911, Ruger P345 or a Glock 21 if i was to get another gun. Either that or I'm gonna buy some more clothes since i'm hunting for a better job

DoubleTapDrew
January 19, 2008, 12:44 AM
Something in .308 (AR10 platform or possibly an M1A with more green) or start my first AR project...or a couple AKs since I seem to have more 7.62 right now.
I better buy something because if it goes into checking it'll dissolve into bills and $40 midway orders quickly and I'll wonder what the heck I spent it on.

Stevie-Ray
January 19, 2008, 01:26 AM
Maybe I'll finally get my Ruger 10/22 or G29, both of which were sidelined when the decision was made to get the PLR-16.:D

Depends on what the wife wants. You know.;)

Aaryq
January 19, 2008, 05:17 AM
Well...if I had an extra 1600 coming on top of what I'll be getting this year...shoot. I don't even know. I'd probably pull that 1600 and go bargain shopping for the following

Plane Jane WASR, no lug, no muzzle brake, just the ability to take hi-cap mags
Yugo SKS
Russian SKS
Bulgarian Makarov
Russian TT-33 Tokarev
91/30 Mosin Nagant
M44 Mosin Nagant
Plenty of ammo to go around.

Did I mention that I've come down with a bad case of Commie Gun Fever?

possum
January 19, 2008, 06:22 AM
spend 4 days in camden tenn at tactical response, fighting and advanced fighting pistol!

MAURICE
January 19, 2008, 06:41 AM
The Trailblazer needs new tires this spring, so that would be $500 of it.

Mine, too. And body work. Ugh. Should still have enough for another weapon after all that, though. 1911 or Glock 34 most likely.

jrfoxx
January 19, 2008, 07:34 AM
Use it to make up for the plunging stock market?

Agreed.I lost over $200 in 1 day with my 401K, and all my money is in international funds, as I havent trusted our econemy for quite a while.Seems America really IS a "global leader", which aparently also means as we spin down the crapper, we're taking the rest of the world with us.Maybe we need to to stop being a leader and just worry about ourselves for a while and let the rest of the world do thier own thing and sink or swim on thier own.

Im283
January 19, 2008, 07:49 AM
I will probably buy ammo that I do not reload with some of it. Of course it is all a fantasy as every year we owe and April 15 will fall long before this rebate thing ever arrives.

Besides that where is this money coming from? They are spending more than they are taking in and now talking about giving us some back? I don't know what household that works in.

K3
January 19, 2008, 07:52 AM
I would buy a few toys that go bang, but it will almost exactly cover what I am going to owe this year.

I would like to pick up an AK, an 1895 in .45-70, and a .45 of some kind. Oh well. Gotta save up now. At least it won't take as long. :)

Hook686
January 19, 2008, 09:55 AM
S&w Cs9

springmom
January 19, 2008, 10:05 AM
Use it for what we'll owe in April, unless they do a pretty hefty tax cut to go with the rebate.

Springmom

Zedicus
January 19, 2008, 10:12 AM
What will I do?

AR15 or Para-Ord 1911 :D

(or pay some bills if things go south wage wise)

ArmedBear
January 19, 2008, 10:14 AM
Put it in our savings account. Like most people who don't use it to pay down excess debt. What do they think, we've been holding off for years on a purchase we really wanted to make, and that only costs a few hundred bucks? If I couldn't scrape together a few hundred bucks over the course of a few years, for something that I really wanted, it would probably be because I was in debt -- therefore I'd use the money to help free myself of debt, not buy toys. I've been there, oh yes, I have. More than once.

A ranch in Montana, or even a nice new Viper or a Hummer H1 might be nice, but those are a little bit more expensive, and gas prices make owning any of the three a bit less attractive than they once were. But at least those are things I might want but haven't ever had the money to buy...:rolleyes:

This has been done twice before, and that's what most people did: save it or pay down credit cards.

It's a stupid plan, based on debunked economic theory, designed to buy our votes with our own money -- or maybe the nearly 50% of Americans who don't pay net income taxes are being bought with my money. But I'll take whatever I can get back, since we pay too much in taxes as it is.

Or maybe I should use some of it to get some black market Cuban cigars...

It's hard to have any real awareness of what's going on in DC without being not only cynical, but downright spiteful.

cracked butt
January 19, 2008, 10:16 AM
Is this like the last rebate where everyone got it without regard to whether or not they were an actual tax payer?

If so, I'm stocking up on vaseline:cuss:

mgregg85
January 19, 2008, 10:18 AM
Much like the original poster, I am thinking about buying a redhawk in .45LC

However, I have been trying lately to buy up all the "assault weapons" that might be banned in the near future and magazines for those weapons that I have aqquired. I might just pick myself up an ar-15 of some sort and a bunch of magazines.

herohog
January 19, 2008, 10:21 AM
A Hi-Point 995-B 9mm Carbine and a good double-stack Double/single action 9mm (an old Model 59 S&W if I can find one).

Blackbeard
January 19, 2008, 11:04 AM
Not sure what I'll get but I'm sure it'll go "bang!"

crankshop1000
January 19, 2008, 11:14 AM
I'm giving mine back. I'm in Michigan and with our booming economy,the free moonbeam pies,free bubble up, free cigarettes, and all the stuff we get flowing out of the rock candy mountain for free, I couldn't live with myself if I accepted my own money back.

jdc1244
January 19, 2008, 11:17 AM
I will probably buy ammo that I do not reload with some of it.

I ‘should’ do that as well: ammo and loading supplies.

But I would like Stainless Colt XSE Lightweight Commander.
:cool:

Hokkmike
January 19, 2008, 12:22 PM
Shootist, I like what you are doing with yours. But the demos will never let the President's idea of cash to the voters fly right before an election.

the pistolero
January 19, 2008, 12:36 PM
My check will go toward a Springfield M1A, and a set of dies for .308.

aikidoka-mks
January 19, 2008, 12:53 PM
I'm trying to resist buying an h&k p7 if I can find a good deal. I've got other things that would be more practical, but reistance may be futile.

S&W620
January 19, 2008, 01:22 PM
Well since the idea of the rebate is to get folks to spend the money, I might as well do my part.

Free money to me means adding a gun. Which gun? I don't know. A gun, maybe ammo, maybe accessories? Who know? I'll probably save a hundred or two, but something will be coming home with me, that's for sure.

Grizfire
January 19, 2008, 02:12 PM
Now I'm reading this in the news

Bush doesn't support cash for people who don't make enough to pay federal income taxes. The administration also does not back non-tax related ideas, favoring simplicity to ensure a package could be passed and implemented quickly,

so it appears I may not be eligible.:(

Typical Bush economic plan...give tax breaks for the rich, but for those of us who really need it, too bad.

aikidoka-mks
January 19, 2008, 02:18 PM
You don't have to be rich to pay taxes. I'm certainly not rich and I've benefited from the tax cuts.

CajunTim
January 19, 2008, 02:40 PM
I might go with a SBR or a AOW for ****s and giggles.

Grizfire
January 19, 2008, 02:43 PM
You don't have to be rich to pay taxes. I'm certainly not rich and I've benefited from the tax cuts.

OK, but you have to be richer than me. Better way to word it....No tax breaks for the poor.

2Ais4U
January 19, 2008, 02:44 PM
AK, or AR, or SKS.

DMK
January 19, 2008, 02:45 PM
Kahr T40 (http://www.kahr.com/PA-1_40sw_t.html) and some 155gr Gold Dot carry ammo.

wheelgunslinger
January 19, 2008, 02:45 PM
Take a class from Brownie.

2Ais4U
January 19, 2008, 02:51 PM
This thing is wicked:what:

electrode1998
January 19, 2008, 02:55 PM
I realy want a 1911 before the dems and some repub. make them illegal or just make them too expensive to get. I hope they realy pass this soon if they are going to do it. If you pay taxes you should get it, if you don't then no money for you. I am tired of paying for everyone else to ride for free on my wallet!!!

lotus
January 19, 2008, 03:04 PM
I'll give mine to my grandkids to help pay the massive debt we're leaving them.

Grizfire
January 19, 2008, 03:09 PM
If you pay taxes you should get it, if you don't then no money for you. I am tired of paying for everyone else to ride for free on my wallet!!!

I disagree with your logic here. I am a starving graduate student and make less than 20,000/year and I could use a little extra cash. You are not giving me a "free ride." I'm not on welfare, I have a car that works only some of the time, and I work 50-60 hrs/week. Times are tough so give me a freakin' break.

98C5
January 19, 2008, 03:36 PM
Hey Griz, I really don't think he was referring to what you are doing. We all know going through college is hell financially. I'm pretty sure is was talking about non-tax payers like illegals and big businesses that find that "loophole". Times are tough and I hope Congress passes this bill for people, like yourself, that can use this extra cash.

98

kd7nqb
January 19, 2008, 03:44 PM
glad somebody posted this because I was thinking about the same thing.

While $800 bucks would be enough for my first AR I dont think that would be the most prudent choice so instead



1. SKS and bunch of Ammo (Unless I find a nice deal on an AK)
2. M44 Nagent and Ammo
3. P3AT for pocket carry
4. Donate some money to Oregon Firearms Federation so they can win their legal battle and thus allow me to CCW at school

ilbob
January 19, 2008, 03:58 PM
Typical Bush economic plan...give tax breaks for the rich, but for those of us who really need it, too bad.

Tax breaks for tax payers, not necessarily just the rich. Just how would you implement an income tax break for people who pay none?

The bottom 20% of taxpayers pay something like 3% of federal taxes. Not a lot of room there for tax reduction. Already many people in the lower brackets actually get tax credits that exceed their tax liability.

http://www.taxfoundation.org/files/wp1.pdf

Personally, I would be happy to just eliminate all federal income tax participation for all taxpayers in the bottom 20%. Not even in the system. Hows that for fair?

trickyasafox
January 19, 2008, 04:21 PM
Not nearly as interesting as everyone else- Roth IRA. better to start it young

Grizfire
January 19, 2008, 04:53 PM
Hey Griz, I really don't think he was referring to what you are doing. We all know going through college is hell financially. I'm pretty sure is was talking about non-tax payers like illegals and big businesses that find that "loophole". Times are tough and I hope Congress passes this bill for people, like yourself, that can use this extra cash.

98

OK electrode, I'll give you a pass. I'm not too fond of free-loaders either.

41magsnub
January 19, 2008, 04:55 PM
Just how would you implement an income tax break for people who pay none?

That is not a tax break, it is wealth redistribution!

MKEITH
January 19, 2008, 05:04 PM
As long as the wife doesn't have other plans, and we each get half, I'm thinking a Ruger GP100 .357 and a SP101 in the new .327mag.

NetJunkie
January 19, 2008, 05:05 PM
I'd use it to pay for the CZ75 SP-01 Custom Shop I just ordered.

m1009
January 19, 2008, 05:13 PM
Still owe on the Barrett M82 A1 we just got...use it towards a good cause! :D

3006mv
January 19, 2008, 05:14 PM
Buy a little more gold and bury it with the rest of my cache.

crebralfix
January 19, 2008, 05:22 PM
Wasn't that last one of $300 really a loan? I remember seeing it on my income tax statement.

Is this a loan?

Besides, $800/$1500 is NOTHING. Total peanuts.

I'd sit on it and give it back when the government decides to tax it as "income".

NetJunkie
January 19, 2008, 05:25 PM
The last one was basically a loan. This one is not. It is being done by removing the lowest tax bracket which is why there is a discussion on whether those that don't make enough to pay should get anything back.

MikePGS
January 19, 2008, 05:26 PM
If i get such a thing (not sure if it'll go through/what conditions) I'll probably have to put it in the stupid bank (otherwise my girlfriend might beat me up). However, there is a slender chance that i'll use it to buy the nicest Springfield 1911 I can get for that price (hopefully a loaded falls in that range).

RobTzu
January 19, 2008, 05:28 PM
Since I am married it will be 1600 (in this scenario).

$150 - 300 count box of 308 winchester for the SA-58
$300 - CCW class and Permit
$1150 - Savings.

Average Joe
January 19, 2008, 05:29 PM
How much do we really get, after they take taxes out ?

jad0110
January 19, 2008, 05:36 PM
Most will go into savings, and to pay for a ginormous couch my wife just bought (really, it's the size of a Suburban :banghead: .

But maybe I can talk her into a couple hundred for each of us ... my AK-47 needs to be fed :evil:.

subierex
January 19, 2008, 06:07 PM
It's a tax break, meaning they are giving some of the money back to you that you already gave them. If you gave them none to begin with, there is none to get back. BTW... not meaning to sound snippy.:)

Mine will go into the bank, right where it should have been all along. Prolly pick up some 9mm dies and bullets/primers for the spring "reloading season". :cool:

wheelgunslinger
January 19, 2008, 06:14 PM
Besides, $800/$1500 is NOTHING. Total peanuts.

How very bourgeois of you.
All the people in America who work 2 jobs just to have enough money to be broke at the end of the month would likely disagree with you.

That money will be a boon for a lot of people.

SoCalShooter
January 19, 2008, 06:21 PM
Well if it comes back at what I think it will I will be purchasing Les baer DCM hard ball gun.

Either that or I thought maybe a Remington 870 tactical and a Remington 700pss. Or just an m1a from springfield Its hard to say, not sure what I really want to do.

Big Boomer
January 19, 2008, 06:21 PM
it most likely will sit in the bank for when they "take it back" next year. There is NO such thing as free money, unless you don't want to work then the state will pay for you and your 15 kids.

Tamren
January 19, 2008, 07:22 PM
Well, if I got handed $800 the responsible thing would be to use it to take a large chunk off my credit card debt, although I would almost certainly be off to the local gun store to buy an AR15 of one flavor or another, a couple spare mags, and a nice red dot sight.

electrode1998
January 19, 2008, 07:30 PM
I think you need to chill out a bit and drink a little less coffee. If you only pulled in 20K last year than you shoud not be paying any federal income taxes. If you are the tax man is screwing you.

Yes everyone could use some extra refund money, but I still see ALOT of people that want something for nothing and that goes for whatever income you are at. My wife and I work VERY hard to provide for our family and take care of our kids. I am just sick and tired of taking care of everybody else's kids too.

I hope you are getting a degree in something useful that will make you some real money someday and then maybe when you have a mortgage, kids, school bills, etc. you will understand where I am comming from better. I remeber how my attitude has changed since I got out of the college bubble world.

electrode 1998

Yes the illegals and other free loaders bother me too.

Edward Nigma
January 19, 2008, 07:37 PM
I've only read that it's been proposed. I've read nothing about when we would actually receive it.

Grizfire
January 19, 2008, 08:11 PM
Electrode,

My point is, if there is ever a time that I could use a little free money to buy myself a toy, it is now. But apparently I may not be eligible. My degree is significant and I can expect to make triple what I make now when I get my first job. If I get a similar tax break after graduation and taking a new job, it will be insignificant (as other posters are indicating). I will have plenty of money to buy myself a toy whenever I want, and 800$ will mean nothing to me.

BTW, grad school is beyond this "college bubble" you speak of. I'm over 30 years old, I have a boss, and I have to work, just like you. People in my position are already paying off their undergraduate education, having kids, and paying mortgages.

So I share your perspective and don't like it when part of my paycheck goes toward the true free-loaders. I also don't like it when Paris Hilton get a bigger tax break than people like me.

old4x4
January 19, 2008, 08:13 PM
Probably a wild boar hunt somewhere down south. Always wanted to do that...

YodaVader
January 19, 2008, 08:14 PM
Might actually have that custom rifle built. Been planning on doing it for a while now. Or try to pick up a pinned/recessed Smith 27.

lee n. field
January 19, 2008, 08:20 PM
What Will YOU Do With Your Rebate?

What rebate? What with our income, kids, mortgage, etc. we usually end up getting more back than we put in. That's likely to end, as the mortgage is paid off as of a couple months ago, and there's only one kids left at home.

If we see any of it, it'll go towards the rent the city charges me to live in my own home.

electrode1998
January 19, 2008, 10:21 PM
Hey you are right. The whole Paris thing is a pretty frustrating thing (he he). I agree any money back is welcome we all pay too much in the end and maybe we can get some of our money back. After all I know better how to use my money better that the government.

This is getting frustrating...no matter who we get in november R or D. I am afraid we are all screwed.

I heard some pretty good expert say we might slow down a bit the first 6 months this year and pick back up again in the last 6 months of 2008.

Anyway that is off topic...I still want my 1911 but the responsible self says I owe my wife a dinning room table and chairs first...then the 1911 before the elections.

Electrode 1998

Grizfire
January 19, 2008, 10:36 PM
I still want my 1911

I hope you get that 1911 (may I suggest a Springfield Loaded).

:)

Officers'Wife
January 19, 2008, 10:43 PM
Mine will go straight into stocks so all the people spending their stimulus rebates will be giving some of it to me...

Selena

Hardtarget
January 19, 2008, 11:17 PM
IF it gets here...I'll get ammo and reloading components. There is always need for ammo. :D

Wife needs kitchen improvements...so...most will go her direction along with lots more! :what:

Mark.

GeezerwithGuns
January 20, 2008, 10:22 AM
I will buy another EBR to ready myself for the definite possibility of a Democrat administration and a new AWB. :fire:

But seriously, if anyone thinks this token will fix our broken economy they are drinking the kool aid. :banghead:

gbran
January 20, 2008, 10:52 AM
$800?

Probably another barrel/scope for my TC Contender G2 rifle. Maybe a .204 Ruger.

gruesomenewsom
January 20, 2008, 11:58 AM
probably investing in a better gun cabinet. but i want a .458 SOCOMfor the definite possibility of a Democrat administration LOL

30-06 lover
January 20, 2008, 12:11 PM
Whether it is a rebate or my tax return, I'm getting a pup. I love chasing chickens too much not to get a pheasant dog. Waited too long for one, and 2008 is the year.

Feanaro
January 20, 2008, 07:29 PM
Save it, as you should do with your money in the face of a looming recession. Economic Stupidity Package... :scrutiny:

tn-dave
January 20, 2008, 07:45 PM
Probably will use most of it for a house project but I'll buy a lot of ammo too.

joplinsks
January 20, 2008, 09:19 PM
so it appears I may not be eligible

From what I've heard you may get some cash. Fox News reported today that weekend negotiations suggested that every tax paying... and non tax paying... citizen of legal age may get this rebate. We should all know for certain within a day or two.

ralphie98
January 20, 2008, 09:42 PM
Well, hopefully my wife would let me buy an ar-15 upper to go on top of the THR-15 lower that I hope to be getting from the THR group buy forum. It will more likely go into the bank to eventually pay for new windows on the house.

Kim
January 20, 2008, 11:51 PM
Kroger has Sony AG3000 big screen TV for 998.00 and you get the stand. I know not a firearm but can watch movies with alot of firearms in them. I 'm getting mine tomorrow. Have a friend that is a manager at Krogers and he has only 3 left. People have been driving 3-4 hours to get their hand on them.

vis-à-vis
January 24, 2008, 04:24 PM
So it appears that pretty much everyone earning a paycheck will be given anywhere from $300-$1,200 from the federal government as part of an emergency stimulus package (http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8UCAOTO0&show_article=1). Ask yourself this: When the federal government runs a budget deficit of $200+ billion where will this money come from? A deficit means you're broke after all. The answer is one of two places: Either they will borrow the money from China and tack on to the national debt or they will order the Federal Reserve to print more money ("legal" counterfeiting), which will debase the value of the dollar even more, resulting in increased prices due to inflation.

So what will I do with mine? Probably buy a gun so I can throw off a tyrannical government when the time comes. Sweet irony. :evil:

List of possible choices:

Steyr M40 (maybe 9mm)
Glock 36
Walther P22

Or this beauty right here:

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/images/18580.jpg

Tax return is going toward ammo.

30 cal slob
January 24, 2008, 04:26 PM
i did my part at lunch today. lol. :evil:

YZR
January 24, 2008, 04:31 PM
If it's in the $600 range I'll probably buy a new gun, which I need like a hole in the head.

jcramin
January 24, 2008, 04:38 PM
Remington 870

Jim Watson
January 24, 2008, 04:40 PM
I'll put mine in the bank to save to pay taxes on my retirement benefits with.

BobbyQuickdraw
January 24, 2008, 04:52 PM
I'll put mine in the bank to save to pay taxes on my retirement benefits with.

I considered saving mine for a little too, but that doesn't stimulate the economy. And by that I mean that's not an excuse to buy a new gun!!

Tax Return = Ruger Vaquero .357
Stimulus Package = Mossberg 590 + Marlin Model60

Depending on how much each one is. Though I could also use a Playstation 3....

41magsnub
January 24, 2008, 04:54 PM
By reducing the nations consumer debt. Oh wait.. that does nothing for the economy. oh well..

strat81
January 24, 2008, 05:00 PM
I'm going to take a vacation to Canada. :)

huff.jeremy
January 24, 2008, 05:01 PM
If I get a check... I am purchasing the old Ruger 77 I have been drooling over...

serrano
January 24, 2008, 05:03 PM
So what will I do with mine? Probably buy a gun so I can throw off a tyrannical government when the time comes. Sweet irony.

I had the exact same thought. ;)

After reading a Katrina survivors post the other day, the gist of it was carrying a rifle made him a target of looters and law enforcement so it stayed locked up in his vehicle or home and his primary piece was his carry gun, I'm picking up one of those 80's surplus Sig 225s (It's a private party transfer so no worries, it's going to an Amurican.) and an iwb holster ~$300 + transfer fees.

Daemon688
January 24, 2008, 05:03 PM
I'm using that to pay off a little more of my car payment. And to thwart off any one: I just got a GSG-5 and ordered some ammo from CMP so there! Oh, I also want to get a P226 before school starts up again in the fall. Either that or another AK.

JohnBT
January 24, 2008, 05:29 PM
I could have really used $600 20 or 30 years ago. Now it's just pocket change. I'll just stick it in my pocket or in my checking account to gather dust.

John

kir_kenix
January 24, 2008, 05:34 PM
i think ill put it towards a nice carry gun for my wife and enroll us in a pistol class together this fall. not super comfortable w/ the p22 shes been carrying latley.

vis-à-vis
January 24, 2008, 05:37 PM
I could have really used $600 20 or 30 years ago. Now it's just pocket change. I'll just stick it in my pocket or in my checking account to gather dust.

Spare change for a starving seminarian, kind sir? :neener:

TexasRifleman
January 24, 2008, 05:41 PM
I'm buying

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:cWM6fuI5mD0wGM:http://www.theothersideofkim.com/images/uploads/2005files/Cleanguns-HoppesNo9.jpg


and some flavor of

http://70.84.217.219/products/Port308.jpg


That ought to be stimulating!

mgregg85
January 24, 2008, 05:48 PM
I'd like to buy a nice entry level 1911, maybe a taurus or springfield army... But with the growing threat of a future assault weapons ban I think I will pick up an AR-15 or AK variant first and a nice supply of 30 round mags. I'd also like to get a pile of the 13 round mags for my XD45 and 33/17 round mags for my sub2k.

Soybomb
January 24, 2008, 05:48 PM
Pelosi, D-Calif., agreed to drop increases in food stamp and unemployment benefits during a Wednesday meeting in exchange for gaining rebates of at least $300 for almost everyone earning a paycheck, including low-income earners who make too little to pay income taxes.
Yay free money for everyone, we're all rich, print some more! :D

Mine will be going to the bank to help offset the interest rate decline.

MRIman
January 24, 2008, 05:53 PM
I'll be spending it on ammo myself.
Have enough guns(not really),but a gun is a nothing
without ammo for it.
All will be spent on tins of 5.45x39 surplus.
Right now I can only think of one caliber that is cheaper,
and that's .22LR.

MRI

Cyclimus
January 24, 2008, 06:00 PM
Originaly was thinking an AR, perhaps now I could afford an M1A... drool.

littlegator
January 24, 2008, 06:04 PM
I'm still trying to figure out which 1911 to get... although, it will probably go to pay off some credit card debt... :banghead:

GLOCK19XDSC
January 24, 2008, 06:30 PM
Jewelry for my wife. :)

crebralfix
January 24, 2008, 06:35 PM
Will we have to pay taxes on it?

electrode1998
January 24, 2008, 06:35 PM
I am looking and planning on a 1911. Either a Springfield or a Taurus.

We will wait and see if this comes true. If the stimulus is large enough my wife is owed a dinnig room table and chairs.

e'trode

Old Fuff
January 24, 2008, 06:57 PM
I'm sure glad this is an election year... Otherwise they wouldn't have been so generous. :rolleyes: :banghead:

QuakKillz
January 24, 2008, 07:00 PM
two words ...... student loans .......

Regolith
January 24, 2008, 07:03 PM
I'm not sure if I'm going to be eligible, but if I am I think I'll get a decent Leupold or Nikon scope for a bolt action rifle I'm planning to buy.

30-06 lover
January 24, 2008, 07:23 PM
I will put it toward the dog fund most likely. A 44 mag is choice #2.

mpmarty
January 24, 2008, 07:23 PM
I read the news and immediately ordered 30,000 (six cases) of large pistol primers from Grafs. Next month I'll buy 32 pounds of powder (they pay the hazmat fee for 32 pounds or more). Get an extra five percent off for orders over $500 and shipping is always free. Whatta deal!!

MarshallDodge
January 24, 2008, 07:24 PM
Will we have to pay taxes on it?

You're kidding right? These are your taxes. It's called a rebate....they are giving your tax money back to you. :rolleyes:

I still have not figured out how I would spend the rebate. Probably on ammo or reloading components.

lacoochee
January 24, 2008, 07:39 PM
http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/akm70ab2black.jpg

Link (http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Yugoslavian_AK_M70AB2_7.62x39_Under-Folder_Rifle.html)

The above plus a THR Receiver and whatever I can afford for it.

Or

An XCR in 5.56 with an eye to buying the 7.62 conversion in the future.

Decisions, decisions.

JohnBT
January 24, 2008, 08:43 PM
"Spare change for a starving seminarian, kind sir?"

You never know. Let's wait until I actually get it.
______________

We could put the refunds to good use. Keep reading.

In 2004 some guys in PA decided to build an indoor range for kids.

Yesterday I was thinking I might send a my refund to them. No promises guys, but I was thinking about it. (Okay, no laughing. You want to laugh - it's too late. I sent them $50 when they got started and when they built it I sent them enough for 2 new Anschutz target rifles. Now laugh.)

"Donations Please - 70 Kids Wanna Shoot!"
www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69761

From page 10, dated 1//07, after working for 2 or 3 years:

"We had our FIRST OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION this week!!! What a sweet thing to behold it was. Finally, after almost 3 years of pounding, we've accomplished our goal! In fact, it's not just us, but we have students in 10 out of 11 schools in our county participating in organized high school riflery! Our community league shoots seem to be well received too. The very cool part is that we have many first time shooters coming by and we're getting a lot of youngsters crawling up on the benches to shoot at something that they can take home and hang on the Frigidaire! Ain't that what it's all about?"

And posted on 9/07:

"if we can get one more school district to get a rifle team , we would be the ONLY county in the ENTIRE USA to have every school district have a rifle team!"



I'm sure they could use a few more donations if anybody is up for it. :)

What an accomplishment.

John

XD-40 Shooter
January 24, 2008, 11:02 PM
I'm gonna pay down my Capital One credit card bill, the majority of the balance has come from guns and ammo purchases over the last year.:D I'll probably keep $150 of it for the next gun show, more bullets, primers, and whatever else I find for a good deal.

jakemccoy
January 24, 2008, 11:08 PM
I'm putting mine straight into paying off debt.

Oh, by the way, they'll print more money from the Federal Reserve. As far as borrowing from foreign countries, there's no line to be drawn. They'll do that too. It's all mixed into the same pot of hocus pocus.

Kind of Blued
January 24, 2008, 11:45 PM
It depnds on where I am on my list by then.

Should be after the Mossberg 930 SPX and the S&W 642, so it will probably go toward an AR-15.

Keegan
January 24, 2008, 11:50 PM
I'm thinking it's going towards a quality assault rifle before they get banned again.

Big Boomer
January 25, 2008, 12:19 AM
I'll stick it in the bank, for when they decide to "take it back" next year...

You think there is really such a thing as FREE money? It's a forced loan people wise up.

tnieto2004
January 25, 2008, 12:22 AM
Cz 75b

gunmn74
January 25, 2008, 12:48 AM
How are you going to Stimulate the economy

I am going to buy a Keltec P3at for summer carry.
I here they can be stimulating to shoot.:D
I will save the rest to supplement my unemployment when
the economy tanks and I get laid off.:banghead:

doberman
January 25, 2008, 12:51 AM
I'll stick it in the bank, for when they decide to "take it back" next year...



Or even this year.:uhoh:

Yup. It's going into the bank or towards a credit card.

Richbaker
January 25, 2008, 01:05 AM
Why, yes, you will have to pay taxes on this "rebate"...

Bob R
January 25, 2008, 01:09 AM
I will probably get my eyes done so I can write it off next year.

bob

chris in va
January 25, 2008, 02:26 AM
Buy a couple gallons of gas.

Ragnar Danneskjold
January 25, 2008, 02:30 AM
An Eotech 512 for my AR.

flynlr
January 25, 2008, 04:25 AM
a dillon 650 should just about fit the check.

glennfish
January 25, 2008, 05:13 AM
I'll dontate every penny to http://www.stopthenra.com :neener:

Cannonball888
January 25, 2008, 08:06 AM
More guns, more ammo.

BryanP
January 25, 2008, 08:11 AM
I'll be using mine to pay off a little more of the debt incurred paying for a funeral.

hoji
January 25, 2008, 08:14 AM
Credit cards.

BFIBri
January 25, 2008, 08:56 AM
I just heard on the tube last night that a married couple would get $1200 and a additional $300 for each child..... thats $2100. Damn right I'm buying a gun, maybe a big bore S&W revolver :D


Bri

ADKWOODSMAN
January 25, 2008, 09:37 AM
7 1/2 inch stainless Ruger Single Six

Deanimator
January 25, 2008, 09:55 AM
S&W Model 15 or a .40 S&w CZ75.

floydster
January 25, 2008, 10:03 AM
Ruger GP-100 Satin Stainless .357 mag, 6" barrel, square butt, adjustable sights. Oh ya, Mama.

Bitmap
January 25, 2008, 10:43 AM
pretty much everyone earning a paycheck will be given anywhere from $300-$1,200 from the federal government

Now wait a second. According to the link:

Rebates would go to people earning below a certain income cap, likely individuals earning $75,000 or less and couples with incomes of $150,000 or less.

So pretty much everyone earns less than $75K for an individual or $150K for a couple?

K3
January 25, 2008, 10:45 AM
Now wait a second. According to the link:

Rebates would go to people earning below a certain income cap, likely individuals earning $75,000 or less and couples with incomes of $150,000 or less.

So pretty much everyone earns less than $75K for an individual or $150K for a couple?

You'd be surprised how many make over those numbers.

As for my 'rebate', it's going to cover the check I have to write the IRS in April. Almost exactly. :banghead:

JohnBT
January 25, 2008, 12:00 PM
"So pretty much everyone earns less than $75K for an individual"

Depends on the definition of earns. There's taxable earnings and then there's non-taxable earnings. I assume the rebate is based on what shows up as reportable income on the tax form.

John

Seancass
January 25, 2008, 12:09 PM
i know to a lot of you this is small potatos and you can just throw it where ever you want. but to a college kid, like so many other members on here, this is A LOT of money.

i cant wait to get a new gun:D

K3
January 25, 2008, 12:48 PM
i know to a lot of you this is small potatos and you can just throw it where ever you want. but to a college kid, like so many other members on here, this is A LOT of money.

i cant wait to get a new gun

If this is a LOT of money to you, then perhaps saving it would be wiser than buying a new gun. Just some advice from someone who slept through college a few years back. Take it for what it's worth. :)

Kind of Blued
January 25, 2008, 12:48 PM
but to a college kid, like so many other members on here, this is A LOT of money.

It's also nice when you are a responsible college kid without credit card debt, so amen, save for the grammar.

Tyris
January 25, 2008, 01:31 PM
I will use the rebate to short the stock market.

-T

RPCVYemen
January 25, 2008, 03:54 PM
There is a bunch of stuff on my list - but then I saw the cap. Dagnabbit, between my wife and I, we are over the limit.

One irony is that by excluding middle class folks, the rebate excludes people who would save, invest, pay down debt or the like. My guess is that's intentional. It's pretty much aimed at folks who will run out and spend it the day they get it - the classic Bush solution - "spend like a drunken sailor".

Guess I'll have to keep saving for what I want. :)

Mike

earplug
January 25, 2008, 04:01 PM
20 ounces of silver. Probably American Silver Eagles.

fearless leader
January 25, 2008, 04:02 PM
I'm getting another EBR.

1) That supports people from machinists to molders

2) supports shippers

3) ultimately makes money for the gunshop that ordered it

4) for years to come, it will stimulate ammo companies,

5) people in the news, the Brady bunch (trying to figure out how to outlaw it) and the NRA trying to help me keep it

6) politicians - it gives them something to argue about.

7) puts people in the gun cleaning product industry to work too.:neener:

ArmedBear
January 25, 2008, 04:06 PM
Cash the check, put the cash in an envelope somewhere safe.

Keep it there for 6 months.

There's nothing saying I can't.

fearless leader
January 25, 2008, 04:17 PM
Quote: So pretty much everyone earns less than $75K for an individual or $150K for a couple?

I wish I made that! I'm well under 20K.

Kimber1911_06238
January 25, 2008, 04:20 PM
I love stimulating the economy with firearms related purchases :)

Daps
January 25, 2008, 04:24 PM
Seeing how I have a son I should get a lil extra

Thoughts so far are:

1st AR

or

Khar MK9

or

Bills

or

save it for next year when i file and they hit me up for it.

I'll probably windup splitting it, some on an AR(I'll foot the rest),some on a bill and the rest on something for the son

sublimaze41
January 25, 2008, 04:28 PM
From the Government's line of credit to my debt. I am just a middle man.

http://www.titanicons.com/files/Visa_Card_Icon__500px__Copyright___2007_Titan_Icons.jpg

Rumble
January 25, 2008, 04:36 PM
From the Government's line of credit to my debt. I am just a middle man.

Ain't that the truth. I plan to depress the economy by using it to pay for stuff I already bought.

SVT93
January 25, 2008, 04:48 PM
I'm currently "stimulating" the economy by getting my truck painted so I'll be getting a car cover for it. I could always use more ammo though.

230RN
January 25, 2008, 04:50 PM
How are you going to Stimulate the economy?

By caressing it gently and whispering in its ear, "Oh, economy... you're so beautiful."

Tamren
January 25, 2008, 05:05 PM
Use it to finish paying off the Mossberg 590 I have on layaway, and then put either a compact 9mm or AR-15 back on the same layaway shelf :P.

BReilley
January 25, 2008, 05:15 PM
$600 should *just* pay for a Glock 20 :)

SVT93
January 25, 2008, 05:26 PM
By caressing it gently and whispering in its ear, "Oh, economy... you're so beautiful."

Will you be telling it about inflation...

1911NM
January 25, 2008, 06:35 PM
Had hopes for drilling a water well this spring, kitchen stove crapped out, haven't finished the deck, credit cards need paying. Ah, the joys of being a homeowner. Only stimulation I might get out of this package is getting a new Ed Brown magwell on my single stack.

vis-à-vis
January 25, 2008, 09:12 PM
How are you going to Stimulate the economy?

By caressing it gently and whispering in its ear, "Oh, economy... you're so beautiful."

Will you be telling it about inflation...

There are always consequences to stimulation... lol

gotarheels03
January 25, 2008, 11:34 PM
I'm going to buy myself a P228. Then maybe I can open carry it to "stimulate" the locals.

middleground
January 26, 2008, 01:20 AM
As soon as I heard about the relief package I started to think it would be great for firearms sales. Any gun shop owners care to comment?

For me it will be a first AK purchase.

possum
January 26, 2008, 01:27 AM
i'm well the wife is buying a liberator!

Tang
January 26, 2008, 01:54 AM
I will have to start reloading more, primers, bullets and powder. Hope that helps.

DougDubya
January 26, 2008, 02:22 AM
I'm looking at a repro of a Colt Model 1860.

rem2429
January 26, 2008, 07:51 AM
I love it. I work 80 hours a week and will likely top out just over 150k, so people who are too poor to pay taxes can go buy an i-pod. If by some chance I sneak in under the mark, I'll be paying off the 120k student loan I incurred so I could become part of the socialized medical system we are about to have.
Bread and circuses.

mc30707
January 26, 2008, 08:17 AM
Ammo, lots and lots of ammo:evil:
Rem, lighten up a little, its the weekend. have a nice day

Gato Montés
January 26, 2008, 08:46 AM
I'm still kinda fuzzy on the details and I don't even know if I qualify, but if I do, I just sent in the forms for my C&R license. CZ 82 perhaps?

flashman70
January 27, 2008, 03:07 PM
Unfortunately I come in over the cut-off. But it's nice to know the deserving poor will benefit. :barf:

Vaarok
January 27, 2008, 03:28 PM
Goes towards the New Car Fund, probably. I'm in a static or downsizing trend in my collection right now. Which just means I haven't found a deal or something new I want recently.

El Tejon
January 27, 2008, 03:29 PM
He may be giving you, he is not giving me.:p

This whole scheme is such a fraud. I think I'll go withdraw $600 from my ATM and then deposit it tomorrow.:rolleyes:

However, if I had $600 to spend, I'd buy four AR-15 lowers.

Cesiumsponge
January 27, 2008, 03:33 PM
I wish I could be excited. I would be...if we had a surplus.

What we're doing now is giving ourselves $600 dollars on credit. That money doesn't come from "thin air". We're running a huge deficit and already borrowing heavily from other countries while simultaneously printing more money in arbitrary quantities because the US spends way beyond it's means. The US dollar is worth less than a Canadian loon ($1 coin)

That $600 check is probably worth $500 from the amount it just devalued the dollar :neener: :neener: I ain't going to spend mine on traditional goods; I'm going to save it, or put it into precious metals. Continuously dropping interest rates only artificially prolongs a waning economy. Gold has jumped from the high $700s back in November to over $900 in just a month, and its usually a very good inverse indicator on how well the economy is doing.

Javelin
January 27, 2008, 03:36 PM
If you and your wife had combined income of $75,000 ($37,500 each) then Uncle Sam gives you a big bag of nothin'.

So please do not take alarm if I am not jumping up and down because I and my wife work and are not gettin a dime. I should just be happy I paid taxes and not complain.

:)

dmftoy1
January 27, 2008, 03:37 PM
My guess is that with my wife and I both working we're over the AGI limit . .anyone know what the latest scheme is?

It kind of pisses me off that they basically are just taking from one group and giving it to another, but that's just me. I guess if everyone spent their rebate on firearms I'd be happy. :)

Cesiumsponge
January 27, 2008, 03:42 PM
We learned that the package would consist of tax rebates. Six-hundred dollar rebates for singles who make less than $75,000 per year and $1200 for couples who make a combined income of $150,000. There would also be an additional $300 in rebates for each child.

And if you don’t pay federal income taxes? Unlike Bush tax cuts in 2003, you're still eligible for 50 percent of those amounts and the full kid credit.

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/01/24/couricandco/entry3749486.shtml

Javelin
January 27, 2008, 03:44 PM
We learned that the package would consist of tax rebates. Six-hundred dollar rebates for singles who make less than $75,000 per year and $1200 for couples who make a combined income of $150,000

Ok forgive me if I am now jumping up and down.

:)

gbran
January 27, 2008, 03:52 PM
I'm single and my adjusted gross income is just enough I probably won't get anything, but being single, my tax rate is so high that I don't get to keep as much of my income as a lot folks who will get something.

armoredman
January 27, 2008, 03:56 PM
This is in the negotiating stage, hasn't made it to the Senate, and hasn't been signed. Ergo, it does not exist. When the Easter Bunny delivers a golden egg, I will figure out how to spend/save it, but there is no Easter Bunny yet. This proposal could disappear in smoke and mirrors, which Washington D.C. is justifiably famous for...

ksnecktieman
January 27, 2008, 03:58 PM
This program is planned to amount to 150 billion dollars. There are roughly 300 Million people in the Usa. If my math is right, that is a cost of 450$ for each citizen of the usa... working or not. I wonder how much my taxes will have to go up?

Jorg Nysgerrig
January 27, 2008, 04:11 PM
If you and your wife had combined income of $75,000 ($37,500 each) then Uncle Sam gives you a big bag of nothin'.

Uh, no. It is couples who have an adjusted gross income of $150,000 combined. That doesn't mean that each person makes $75,000 each, either. There are various deductions that will result in a AGI much lower than your salary. It's not uncommon for someone's AGI to be five or ten thousand, or even more below each person's actual salary.

transformerguru
January 27, 2008, 04:14 PM
I'm planning on building an AR in early A2 fashion... but thats me:) Sadly I have to share with my wife lol

george29
January 27, 2008, 04:27 PM
IF I get $600 it will go towards a .44 lever action, preferably a Trapper.

hockeybum
January 27, 2008, 04:31 PM
invest it...


















IN GUNS!!!

Wolfman_556
January 27, 2008, 04:45 PM
I'm going to have my local gun store order me a CZ-75 BD 9mm pistol.


:D

Firethorn
January 27, 2008, 04:55 PM
Excellent choice, wolfman.

That's been my carry piece for years.

Soybomb
January 27, 2008, 04:57 PM
This whole scheme is such a fraud. I think I'll go withdraw $600 from my ATM and then deposit it tomorrow.
You don't get it, its free money, consume! ;)

Seriously though mine is going to the bank since thats where it would have wound up if it wasn't taken from me in the first place.

Eightball
January 27, 2008, 05:00 PM
So, if I am a 20 yo "Dependant", but I cut a paycheck, what does this mean for me? My folks get an extra $300, and I'm jipped of my $600?

briney11
January 27, 2008, 05:02 PM
So how does the whole thing work???? I wok full time and my wife work 15 +/- hours a week and we have 5 kids. So if my math is correct 600+600+300X5=$2700:neener:

Wolfman_556
January 27, 2008, 05:03 PM
Yeah I fired a CZ-75 B a few years ago and I fell in love with it.

VERY smooth, very ergonomic, and one of the most accurate autos I've ever handled.

So last week I went to do a price check on one at a store I knew carried them and they didn't have any in stock.

So I looked up CZ USA's url and found they now have a decock version - the CZ-75 BD.

Gotta have one!

IronSightRot671
January 27, 2008, 05:47 PM
Ammo,
Mags,
Spareparts, for rifle/s carbine/s
cigarettes
12 Pack

Enjoy Whatever you find appropriate with the flow/Cash! :)


ISR

WinchesterAA
January 27, 2008, 06:01 PM
I'm broke and don't pay attention to the news..

Do I get 600$?

tinygnat219
January 27, 2008, 06:08 PM
It's not going to help the economy for me. I am simply going to use it to pay down my student loans.

Eric F
January 27, 2008, 06:12 PM
I wont its going in savings I count my self lucky when free money falls into my lap!

Geronimo45
January 27, 2008, 06:22 PM
Huh. With this and other tax credit cash (from summer job), I might have something... probably be spent on important stuff (room and board), but might put a little towards a .22 conversion kit for an AR.

hankdatank1362
January 27, 2008, 06:39 PM
Mine's going to VISA. I spent it before I even had it.


But I spent it on a SIG if that helps.

sacp81170a
January 27, 2008, 06:47 PM
I count my self lucky when free money falls into my lap!

In a nutshell, your statement perfectly illustrates the problem with our government. Hint: it ain't "free" money. Somebody had to pay it to the government in the form of taxes. If they've got enough money to give everybody some back whenever they want to, how much more "spare" money do they have layin' around? And if it's "spare" or "free", why did they need to take it out of my paycheck to start with?

BOT, I'm buyin' ammo before the prices go up again.

41magsnub
January 27, 2008, 07:00 PM
This whole thing is basically taking an advance on the US Governments Chinese credit card!

armoredman
January 27, 2008, 07:26 PM
It's not free. The government makes no money iteself, every penny it spends it collects in "revenue", i.e., taxes, from your pocket, and everyone else productively employed's pocket. Admittedly, the top 5% pay about 50% of the taxes, but the few thousand they get from me is little to what they "give" back. Remember what Teddy Kennedy said about "allowing us to keep money" - the government believes all money is theirs, not ours.

skinewmexico
January 27, 2008, 07:45 PM
I wonder how much stimulation the economy will get from a million people buying new spinners for their rims. Or people who don't pay taxes buying a new flat screen. Yee haw. Time to buy stock in Samsung. I'd be excited if I was getting a rebate, instead of just financing them.

R.W.Dale
January 27, 2008, 07:47 PM
PEE on stimulating the Economy I'm gonna look out for #1 and do what more people should do with their checks. I'm gonna pay down some DEBT.

Hardtarget
January 27, 2008, 07:51 PM
There are accessories I could use for guns I have. There are several guns I would like to add to my safe.
HOWEVER...
Wifey wants to up date the kitchen...:barf:.

I am sure I know exactly where this money will go. Well maybe a little ammo.

Mark.

Nnobby45
January 27, 2008, 07:52 PM
I don't really need anymore firearms. Probably buy lots of ammo. Then again, there is that new Sig P250.

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