H.R.5140 - Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008

To provide economic stimulus through recovery rebates to individuals, incentives for business investment, and an increase in conforming and FHA loan limits. view all titles (5)

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  • Short: Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 as enacted.
  • Short: Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008 as passed house.
  • Short: Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 as passed senate.
  • Official: To provide economic stimulus through recovery rebates to individuals, incentives for business investment, and an increase in conforming and FHA loan limits. as introduced.

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  • Anonymous 02/19/2008 6:44am
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    I (Chad Roby) think this plan is so good.

  • Anonymous 02/20/2008 4:26pm
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    On the rebates: Rebates will certainly stimulate business, and to the extent it will help fend off a recesssion, if help is really needed. And I can imagine there are a good number of Americans living paycheck to paycheck who will indeed spend the rebate instead of paying down the credit cards. However it is unlikely to do enough in itself to grow the economy in those sectors impacted by the credit market problems. It will still be a recession to those folks. Just like the old joke, the difference between a depression and a recession: If your neighbor is out of work it’s a recession. If you’re out of work it’s a depression.

  • Middletown 02/29/2008 5:43am

    Its a bribe by Bush. plain and simple.

  • Anonymous 02/29/2008 2:14pm

    Well what I want to know is: When do you get the checks? How long till we receive them? Anytime soon????

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    jallen_007 03/03/2008 4:30pm

    Possibly July, hopefully in time to celebrate America’s Independence on the 4th…

  • Anonymous 02/29/2008 2:15pm

    When are the checks going to be sent out????

  • Anonymous 03/01/2008 1:31pm

    does people on total disbility get a part of the is package

  • Anonymous 03/01/2008 1:52pm

    i think we are going pass recession straight into the biggest depression known to mankind and no end to cause of the money ungry oil maggits

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  • Anonymous 03/12/2008 11:29am

    I think it will be very effective in terms of target audience perception, but to most of those who will get the rebates, while on the one hand, certainly anything is better than nothing, the fact is that for anyone struggling, running up credit card bills in order to stay in housing, it is more likely to function as a sort of false hope, a shiny bandaid on a sucking chest wound.

    $1200 is not going to change the fact that someone simply does not earn enough money to afford housing and/or medical care, and as has been pointed out, if the money is used to pay back money owed, if the money were given directly to the credit card companies, it could be increased by the amount of administrative costs that will be incurred by having it pass through the hands of the cardholders!

  • donnyshaw 03/18/2008 11:20am

    When to Expect Your Stimulus Check:

    http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/450-When-to-Expect-Your-Stimulus-Check

  • Anonymous 03/26/2008 6:55pm

    Where is the government getting this money from?

  • Anonymous 03/27/2008 10:20am

    When is the FHA Modernization Bill S. 2338 going to the President, we are sinking every day and it is scarying the hell out of me. I have sent numerous letters and still no one can answer that simple questioned.

  • Anonymous 03/28/2008 9:03pm

    I dont think its fair sounds like they are discriminating against us because we are disabled we didnt ask for this.i would love to work but i am permanently disabled.living on a 643.oo check a month wow enough to pay my rent and buy a few groceries.i thoght this was to help all the low income families but i guess we dont matter.

  • Anonymous 03/28/2008 9:13pm

    I dont think they should have made the stimulus package if they cant help all low income families thats not right.

  • Anonymous 04/02/2008 10:25am

    Ok, does anyone know anything about the “FHA Modernization Bill S. 2338”, it has been sitting and I can’t get a simple answer to what is happening? We are good inacent people who are getting screwed because of the subprime problems that happened. If anyone has any information please tell us.

  • Anonymous 04/14/2008 10:00am

    OH Wow!! This is only going to help all the unemployed pay their bills!! What is Bush thinking??? No-one is going to go out shopping to boost the economy – they are fooling them- selves if they think this is going to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous 04/21/2008 8:01am

    America needs an unemployment extension before this bee sting of a bonus check.


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