[QUOTE=pauliec;2651420]No, I mean it's the reason why I didn't understand it. As in, "won't this just add to our existing debt?"[/QUOTE]
oh I see... I misunderstood
it certainly will, however the "theory" is that most of that stimulus money gets pumped back into the economy, which means more tax dollars (at least putting a dent in the cost of the stimulus money) and a better economy. The problem is that it's just a theory and real life doesn't work like that... a lot of people payed down debt on stuff they already bought (so that was no help to the economy) or bought sh!t from other countries (which helps the economy, but not as much as busy US goods) since we import almost everything now, etc
any tax cut or tax break that happens when the gov't is already deep in the red only digs us deeper in...
and under W, we've gone from 5+ trillion to 10+ trillion when he's out of office (including this budget which will cover the first 8.5 months of McSame of nOchange's tenure)