Aren't some people part of the economy?
Going back to the statement I made about people saying they can't do this, that or the other because the price of something went up a dime or a quarter....
Seems to me at some point in the last 6 months almost everyone I talk to has said that their is something they can no longer afford because the price has gone up. It's usually something that the total increase is less than $50...who am I kidding, it's ususally something that the price has gone up $5 or $10.
So, if these people are now able to start doing whatever it is, because they have an extra $5 or $10, won't that help the producers and sellers of those goods?
If people stopped going out to the all you can eat buffet because the price when up, won't they start going again if they have the money that covers that increase?
Won't the restaurant then be able to keep all the people in the restaurant working, not having to lay anyone off?
Won't those restaurant workers who continue to have a job go out and buy products and services?
I don't know what type of people you come into contact with daily, but I'm here to say there are a LOT of people who are living so close to the edge a couple bucks a day means eating.
How many people will keep their cable service, internet connection, buy the medications they need, because they have an amount of money that will cover it?
There are SO many people out there who don't take their medications because they can't afford it. So they aren't well enough to have a productive life.
Given the extra money, they will buy their meds, they will feel better. They will now have the opportunity to do more.
This isn't about being given so much money you or I can sit back and wallow in it's riches. Frankly, I haven't lost a damn thing, and I doubt I will. I don't need the $13.00 a week. I have to ask myself "What extra amount a week Would make such a significant change in my life?" I couldn't even hazard a guess.
Let me ask you maporsche....what amount extra a week would cause you to say "Wow, that's a good deal more than I had, and now I will be able to make my life better, or get it back to where it was."
For all of you, what would that amount have to be?
If we don't want that $13.00, instead of wiping your butt with it, give it to someone who, with the $13 they are already getting will very much know what to do with an extra $26 a week.
Or, give it to someone who isn't getting anything extra. They'll really know what to do with it.
I don't know, some people are just making it sound like we're all living some life where tossing hundred dollar bills around is the norm.