If it's such a great idea for everyone to get between $300 and $1,200 in tax rebates, I have a few questions.
Does this money actually stimulate the economy? Let's assume for a minute that people aren't using this tax rebate to pay their mortgage one last time. Let's assume that most people aren't using this tax rebate to fend off their credit cards or student loan companies for another month.
Let's pretend that everyone is going to take their tax rebate and use it to put a down payment on a car or run to the shopping mall and buy clothes. This will of course create jobs and raise incomes and rescue the housing market and prove that conservatism works.
Why don't we get a tax rebate every month? I mean, if it's such a good idea in May, why isn't it a good idea in June and July and August? If the tax rebate stimulates the economy, and stimulating the economy is unquestionably good, why shouldn't we stimulate the economy every month of every year? If we can't afford to do it one time - but do it anyway, why can't we not afford to do it every month - but do it every month anyway?
If government can afford to pay us to keep the economy going, why does this need to be a tax rebate? Why can't we just pay this money to everyone: people who don't work or have any taxable income? If it stimulates the economy to give money to working taxpayers, it must REALLY stimulate the economy to give money to everyone, and do it every month.
If we can afford to give free money to everyone, and we can afford to do it every month, why should anyone bother working?