I know in my house, if we get a tax refund it gets spent immediately.
That's true of any extra money (hubby is NOT of the "saving" mindset). So if lots of people are irresponsible with money like hubby is, it would boost the economy.
At the same time, thw whole deficit thing....it seems so arbitrary and abstract to me. How can we spend an extra trillion dollars if we don't have it?
One more thing that bothers me, has always bothered me. Bush also just announced a HUGE amount of money we are giving to fight AIDS worldwide, hoping to "encourage" other countries to do the same. Great cause and all, I'm not saying anything against that. But why are we giving billions and billions of dollars to other countries when our social security and medicare programs are going down the toilet? Why are we getting ourselves into such a deficit by supporting other countries when our own needs so much help? I know, because we are a superpower, blah blah blah. I just think we need to take care of our own country before stepping into others (and that goes for determining who is ruling those countries as well, not just money for aid.)