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How Will You Spend YOUR Economic Stimulus Package?

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SHANEA

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Re: How Will You Spend YOUR Economic Stimulus Package?
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2008, 04:30:35 PM »
The RichardM Sinkhole

Can you imagine the lengths of red tape you would have to go through - to get the city or the builder to take responsibility for this?  By the time you reached first base with them, the HOA would have placed a lien on the house, seized the asset, and sold it on the courthouse steps for $1000 and then sue you for failure to uphold to the covenants. 

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Re: How Will You Spend YOUR Economic Stimulus Package?
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2008, 04:56:19 PM »
The developer/builder built our house about 12 years ago, so I doubt they'd even give us the time of day without a lawsuit.  The Water Authority will be sending out an inspector to see if it falls within their domain of responsibility.  They fixed a sewer line break for us for free last fall (where one of the sections of sidewalk is currently messed up).  The plumber's estimate was for over $1800 minimum. :icon_eek: I'm about 90% sure the break was actually on "our" section of the pipe, so I just hope they'll fix this, too.  One thing I learned from that experience was that if you have a clog between the house and the main sewer line, the Water Authority will come out and try to clear it free of charge.  :eusa_clap:  Sure beats the $175 for the plumber to do it.  And, no, my wife doesn't want me messing with a snake to try to clear those things myself.  I don't have the best track record as a plumber.  :icon_redface:

Oh, and we're still way  :offtopic:

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Re: How Will You Spend YOUR Economic Stimulus Package?
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2008, 05:18:46 PM »
They fixed a sewer line break for us for free last fall (where one of the sections of sidewalk is currently messed up).

Well, there you go. They dug it up, patched and buried it. Now, the place they worked is slumping. Cause and effect.
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Re: How Will You Spend YOUR Economic Stimulus Package?
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2008, 05:22:32 PM »
They fixed a sewer line break for us for free last fall (where one of the sections of sidewalk is currently messed up).

Well, there you go. They dug it up, patched and buried it. Now, the place they worked is slumping. Cause and effect.
Actually, I think it was like that before they fixed it.  :eusa_shhh:

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SHANEA

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Re: How Will You Spend YOUR Economic Stimulus Package?
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2008, 02:25:46 PM »
I got a letter in the mail today from the IRS, saw the envelope and went, oh boy, now I can afford to go get guns and butter.  But, alas, it was just a letter saying that I'd get a check sometime later this week.  My goodness, they could have save a bunch of money and just mailed the check by now....   :icon_redface:

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Re: How Will You Spend YOUR Economic Stimulus Package?
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2008, 07:09:41 PM »
I got a letter in the mail today from the IRS, saw the envelope and went, oh boy, now I can afford to go get guns and butter

I'm really proud of you. It appears as though you are coming over to the light. I suggest "Falfurrias" Butter, and a Kimber .45

I knew you had it in you.  :rolling:

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Re: How Will You Spend YOUR Economic Stimulus Package?
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2008, 09:12:53 AM »
I didn't want to send my stimulus check to China or Saudi Arabia, so none of it is being spent at Wal-Mart or gasoline.

I've spent part of my stimulus check on car repairs, the remainder I will spend on some plumbing work in the house.  Now if my mechanic and plumber turn around and use that to buy gas or stuff at Wal Mart....  ahhh well.

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SHANEA

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Re: How Will You Spend YOUR Economic Stimulus Package?
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2008, 11:05:34 AM »
Looks like we might be spending some of ours on sidewalk repairs.  Our homeowner's association sent us a complaint letter stating it's "uneven/sunken".


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HOAs in the Valley struggling, even forced to close

Skipped dues crunch home associations

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SHANEA

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Re: How Will You Spend YOUR Economic Stimulus Package?
« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2008, 11:24:54 AM »
Tax rebates fail to spark consumer spending

Well, I did my part and spent every penny of it and more...

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SHANEA

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Re: How Will You Spend YOUR Economic Stimulus Package?
« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2008, 12:23:15 PM »
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This year, taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus Payment. This is a very exciting new program that I will explain using the 'Q and A' format:
 

    Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?
    A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

    Q. Where will the government get this money?
    A. From taxpayers.

    Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?
    A. Only a smidgen.

    Q. What is the purpose of this payment?
    A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set or a  new computer thus stimulating the economy.

    Q.  But isn't that stimulating the economy of China ?
    A. Shut up.

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Re: How Will You Spend YOUR Economic Stimulus Package?
« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2008, 02:45:25 PM »
l'll be making 4 trips to Dallas in the next month and a half. With a gas bill of $240 a clip, I need more stimulus!
"You may all go to work and I will go to Big Bend" - If Davy Crockett were alive today.

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Re: How Will You Spend YOUR Economic Stimulus Package?
« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2008, 05:25:57 PM »
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This year, taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus Payment. This is a very exciting new program that I will explain using the 'Q and A' format:
 

    Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?
    A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

    Q. Where will the government get this money?
    A. From taxpayers.

    Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?
    A. Only a smidgen.

    Q. What is the purpose of this payment?
    A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set or a  new computer thus stimulating the economy.

    Q.  But isn't that stimulating the economy of China ?
    A. Shut up.
:rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
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oldfatman

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Re: How Will You Spend YOUR Economic Stimulus Package?
« Reply #42 on: June 19, 2008, 05:36:52 PM »
My stimulus was spent on a small bag of groceries.

What makes you think the politicians are PLAYING stupid?????

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Re: How Will You Spend YOUR Economic Stimulus Package?
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2008, 02:00:56 PM »
As I said, goin' on a road trip beginning next week with mine....the family and I are pulling our little POP UP trailer and making a pilgrimage to Mt Rushmore, Devil's Tower, Yellowstone, Moab, Monument Valley, etc.....wouldn't have been possible without it....of course, most of it is going to the oil companies.... :eusa_doh:

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Re: How Will You Spend YOUR Economic Stimulus Package?
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2008, 03:45:00 PM »
My stimulus was spent on a small bag of groceries.

What makes you think the politicians are PLAYING stupid?????

I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt.......afteral l....we did put them there?!? :eusa_think:
It has been discovered that research causes cancer in laboratory rats.
http://hawkinshaus.blogspot.com/

 


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