Saturday, January 26, 2008

Rebate Or Freebie?

Q. When is a rebate not a rebate?
A. When it's paid out to those who never paid in.
The dictionary defines a rebate as "a return of part of the original payment."
So, if you haven't paid an original payment in the first place it can't be returned to you. Right?
Wrong! As part of the planned economic stimulus package, the Democrats in Congress have now insisted on "rebating" federal tax money to 35 million Americans who paid no federal income taxes in the first place.
So, while the dictionary spells it r-e-b-a-t-e, Democrats spell it f-r-e-e-b-i-e!

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