Looks like we've all got some money coming our way shortly. I don't think we'll be using it the way Pres. Bush wants us to, though. Jen alerted me it's going straight to savings. I guess that isn't so bad, right?
It was interesting reading about this in the last few days. Originally, Republicans said this would be a rebate/refund to only those who actually paid taxes (see bottom of page 1). Democrats were holding out and wanted it to be a check sent to everyone.
Since our federal exemptions are 13, we pay very (!) little federal taxes, yet we still got a refund last year due to home ownership and three kids.
Personally, I'm glad the Democrats held out for a wider distribution. I understand both arguments, but I personally prefer the wider distribution this time around!