Dave Barry explains tax rebates:
Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment? A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.This country is trillions of dollars in debt, and we're handing out money like it's growing on trees. Way to be fiscally responsible, politicians.
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.