Comments: Loans on rebate?

Well for me I will be planning on keeping that hard earned monies local. I will throw all a party at Fritz's. Except for you, cause I know that you can drink over your weight in drink!

Posted by Bruce at February 12, 2008 07:00 PM

The only problem with imposing tariffs on incoming goods, is that when we put tariffs on incoming goods, the countries those goods come from tariff American products. Often incoming agricultural products (grain, meat, cotton). It doesn't matter to those countries that there is a huge trade deficit.

I am going to use my rebate, along with my refund, for a new custom swamped barreled flintlock rifle.

Posted by Petey at February 12, 2008 08:26 PM

I'm going to use my rebate for some hemp sandals...

Posted by That 1 Guy at February 12, 2008 09:29 PM

Petey: Look at the tariff ratio. We pay tariffs when we ship to most, if not all, asian countries. They don't pay tariffs to us when they ship into the US. IF they are already extorting us to trade with them, then lets balance it out.

Posted by Contagion at February 13, 2008 08:44 AM

Dude, you are so living under a rock.

Already seen the commercials on TV here for loans until rebate checks come.

Oh and those tax loan's, heard some senators grumbling that they target minorities and charge to much in interest and they shouldn' be allowed. Well damn senator, same as mortagages, nobody is forcing them to take them out.

We are actually getting a rebate check (ya, we were shocked too) but will just be handing it to our financial planner to be put into our retirement fund.

Posted by Quality Weenie at February 13, 2008 09:11 AM

Contagion-
I agree with you. It needs to be balanced. It doesn't make sense for us to allow all this goods in cheaply, when our stuff gets tariffed right out of their market. It needs balance, but when we try to create balance the other countries just raise the stakes.

Why would they give up their sweetheart deal? From out perspective, it suck major monkey balls. From their perspective, they get to kick the major monkey balls.

Posted by Petey at February 13, 2008 01:44 PM