Tax rebates deal announced to anxious citizens
leaders announced a deal with the White House Thursday for the release of more bread to citizens that would free up valuable coin for the attendence of circuses. Leaders sighted a widely noted poll which concluded that The People, who, once upon a time, handed out military command, high civil office, batallions, everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses.
Congressional leaders announced a deal with the White House Thursday on an economic stimulus package that would give most tax filers refunds of $600 to $1,200, and more if they have children.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Congress would act on the agreement — hammered out in a week of intense negotiations with Republican Leader John A. Boehner and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson — "at the earliest date, so that those rebate checks will be in the mail."