While reading the LA Times this morning I came across this gem: "Congress Reaches Deal on Rebate Checks." Here's an excerpt from the article.
Details were still being hashed out between the parties, but it appeared likely that the rebates — between $300 and $600 — would be limited to taxpayers who earn $75,000 a year or less. Couples who file jointly would receive between $600 and $1,200 as long as they earned less than $150,000 a year.Leaders have set a deadline of Feb. 15 for passing the legislation, designed to forestall or soften a feared economic recession.
Gosh, that sounds good to me. Let's push this through. I could sure use an extra thousand dollars. I'm not sure what a plan like this will do to rescue the economy, but I'm not about to pass up free* money. Bring it on!