People who don't pay income tax are not getting any money for one , and for another, do you really believe your accusation of the poor?
Well, admittedly, my claim is based on personal experiences.
I live 20% below the poverty threshold* on a fixed income, and I'll tell you it's pretty hard to spend money I don't have, let alone what I aint gettin'.
Indeed. Been there, done that. My taxable earnings in 2005 were ~$8,900. I was renting a two bedroom house for $700 a month rent with a roomate that was frequently delinquent in payment, not to mention the months that I had to "help out" (ie pay a big chunk of his rent). My ends barely met and I incrued quite a bit of debt. Collection notices were not uncommon. Our utilities were routinely shut off due to non-payment, with steep re-instatement fees to follow. It's not pretty, I know!
The point I was trying to make (although in retrospect, I did a poor job of it) was that *I* would have used an extra $600 to get caught up in my payments (I probably still will, even at a much higher tax bracket now). That money goes to the "economy". Whether or not this is more beneficial than another plan, I do not know. Nonetheless, money will be injected into the system.
I'm so sick of the current administration & Congress that if I had enough food in my belly I'd puke.
Everytime the escargo and truffle mix starts to rise in my esophagus, I consider a proper venue.