Congress just announced that they are passing the economic stimulus bill. That means that you will be getting a check in June for $1,200 from the government. The idea is that you will spend the money, thus sending the economy propelling up into the heavens. Far be it for me to question the most powerful former baseball team owner in the world, but I don't get it. Giving someone $1,200 to spend seems like a bad idea long term. The problem is that Americans don't save. Basically the plan doesn't work if we choose to save, invest, or donate the money. Saving, investing, and donating are the things that we Americans need help with.
Therefore, I have decided to do exactly what Sammy Sosa's former boss says. I will spend the money. I have put together a list of things on which you could spend your $1,200 ($600 if you are single. It might be a good idea to find someone that is willing to marry you...soon). It really doesn't matter what you spend your money on. You could go to Target, buy 5 cartloads full of stuff and burn it. You are helping the economy.
Here is the list
-Pete the Cynic