Roomba for Mom

July 4, 2008 0 Comments

“Sure is nice to see my tax dollars bailing out people who refuse to live within their means, or speculating on houses or buying gigantic cars, then getting mad because the government didn’t send them a big enough stimulus check. And with obesity in the US, doesn’t look like anyone is starving. So, I bought …

Burning My Stimulus Check

July 4, 2008 0 Comments

“I sacrificed my check to a gesture of political indignation. It made me feel better, is why.” Henning KO, 27, Freelance AnimatorBrooklyn, NY

They need to more than I do!

July 3, 2008 0 Comments

“I doanted most of the money to friends, who had been very hard hit by unemployment for a year, having to move for work and not being able to sell their house, support their toddler, and STILL paying off graduate degrees. Here’s their dog…” Jennifer, 34, educationUrbana, IL

Stop McCain

July 3, 2008 0 Comments

“My husband and I are spending all of our check on a donation to the Democratic party. McCain will be worse for the economy than Bush! He even admitted that he didn’t know much about the economy!” Patti, 34, engineerbeaverton, oregon


July 1, 2008 0 Comments

“Spent it fixing up a house I bought in Panama so I can get the hell out of this screwed up country.” Beth, 49, RNDallas, Texas

Giving to someone who needs it more.

June 27, 2008 0 Comments

“I donated my check to Chuck Norris’ KickStart program. An after-school martial arts program with the mission to keep kids away from drugs, alcohol and gangs.” Robert, 24, ManufacturingHouston, TX

Investing in our world

June 24, 2008 0 Comments

“I don’t feel that the stimulus checks were a responsible solution to our country’s challenges or our world’s problems. I donated my entire check, splitting the $600 between Books for Africa, whose goal is to “end the book famine in Africa;” Youth Frontiers, an organization that is changing the way young people treat each other …

I Gave It To A Church Who Cares

June 20, 2008 0 Comments

“My church helped me through cancer and multiple years of unemployment twice. A survival shower, Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets, seminary tuition money, and a fundraising dinner are only some of the ways they have helped me. I gave my entire stimulus check to my loving church family. Way to go, Trinity.” Marilyn Brenden, 59, Church …

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June 14, 2008 0 Comments

“i made one month’s payment on my student loans, stimulated the japanese economy by buying a pair of shoes (while i’m on the subject of other peoples’ governments: thanks for the healthcare, japan!), and forked over the rest to MSF/Doctors Without Borders.” stompie, 25, graduate studenttokyo/brockton, ma

When the economy is down, charities are hit the hardest

June 12, 2008 0 Comments

“Well, first it went to pay down my credit card balance, which I intend to keep down, but I also set up small monthly donations to the following charities and campaigns so it will add up to $600 over the next 6 to 12 months. I opted to stay local (Austin, TX), so $10 a …