I don’t know how one would classify me in the realm of economics, and it is certainly not my strong suit. But based on 39 years of experience paying taxes and acting like a normal human being when something is taxed versus not-taxed… I have a pretty good idea of how to spend the $150 Billion that Bush & Congress are talking about.
Forget the $800.00 check for most Americans. It is fine for lower- and lower-middle class, don’t get me wrong. But I’d gladly give up my $800.00 if Congress would use the money for more strategic economic and security projects.
Call it my “Kill Many Birds With One Stone” Economic Plan:
Fine, cut a check for $800 to those who would best benefit from it and were likely to put it back into the economy.
Have most of the rest of Federal money specifically targeted toward energy independence construction — ANWR development, refinery construction, nuclear plant construction, and drilling infrastructure off the coast of Florida (where Castro is trying to steal our oil reservers).
Simply set aside $10B to build a wall on our Southern Border. Use only American construction workers.
These are kind of jobs that American workers would definitely want!! And the investment now would reap future benefits in energy independence and border security.
It seems like a no-brainer to me.