Okay, okay…I know this isn’t original with me, but I can’t remember where I first read it or who first wrote it.  So a global “HT” to whichever genius it was who thought this one up.

That said, it’s utterly hilarious…and painfully close to the truth.

I know the subject of the stimulus package has received much press.  Many of Americans are confused about it.  Please allow me to attempt to lift any confusion:

Subject: Stimulus Payment Info.

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, thus stimulating the economy.

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

Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the US economy by spending your stimulus check wisely:

If you spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China.

If you spend it on gasoline it will go to the Arabs.

If you purchase a computer it will go to India

If you purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala (unless you buy organic).

If you buy a car it will go to Japan.

If you purchase useless junk it will go to Taiwan

And none of it will help the American economy.
We need to keep that money here in America. You can keep the money in America by spending it at yard sales, tattoos, or going to a baseball game, since those are the only businesses still in the U.S.