It seems that many people who are legal citizens of the united states are losing out on rebate checks. The reason why is because they are married to a foreigner. Either they are a solder who married someone they met while out of the country or they are immigrants who have gotten though all of the paperwork, but their spouse did not. Some are even us citizens born here who married a foreigner.
I think this is sad, but something that was overlooked in the battle to fight illegal immigrants getting this money. Personally I don’t think they should get it if they don’t pay taxes. But if you are an immigrant and have filled out taxes in prior years, why shouldn’t you? I know it’s not fair, trust me. I didn’t hit the money limit and I’m a student on top of it so I won’t get one. I won’t even qualify next year because I will still be a student. Apparently students and people married to foreigners don’t spend money. In my opinion most people are not spending it on goods, they are paying off bills and saving it. If they gave this money to a collage student, they would be buying TV’s, Ipods and all the stuff the government wants you to buy. But no they miss out.
I think it’s just too little to late anyway. Even the people who want to save it are just putting it into their gas tanks now. All of our tax dollars are now going to the middle east. If only we had put more into renewable resources that are available in this country, maybe we wouldn’t be seeing this whole mess. At least the gas price part.