I just read an article on Yahoo news entitled Tax Rebates Deal Announced. The following statements left me a bit puzzled:
"Republicans, for their part, were pleased that the bulk of the rebates — more than 70 percent, according to an analysis by Congress' Joint Tax Committee — would go to individuals who pay taxes."
"Workers who make at least $3,000 but don't pay taxes would get $300 rebates."
Why would you get a tax rebate if you didn't pay any taxes?
They are estimating $28 BILLION dollars in "rebates" to individuals. 30% of this is... $8.4 Billion dollars (8,400,000,000) is being paid out to people who never paid taxes to begin with.