Originally Posted by Amnorix
Yeah, but if you do one of those one-time rebates, the money is gone anyway, so if you're posing an either/or, that part doesn't matter much.
It seems it would matter in the context of the article being misleading when saying that if 90% paid back the credit loan the cost would be approx. $200/person.
Not only is the 90% figure HIGHLY unlikely, the author neglects to include the administrative costs of the program which would result in a much higher cost per person.
Given the federal government's track record in dabbling in private sector practices the final administrative costs per person may exceed the $2000 benefit. A fitting, if tragic, exclamation point to another ill advised big government initiative by the obama camp.
We MUST stop trying to fix our problems by throwing money at them.