I’m thinking that, keeping in the spirit, We’re going to do a road trip to Rock Port, TX as soon as the restaurants open, play golf (the Sunday bags fit in the GC) eat, drink and tip big till it’s gone.
Lol, no s**t, the qualifying income threshold is below $ 70 K a year, or something like that ? Not to say that some people with Maseratis may not be in that category ( retired folks and so on..) but even if I did, it’s essentially a refund from my ( our ) own taxes I paid anyway , so I’d probably turn it over to someone, or some organization in greater need in this crisis.Pretty sure a lot of you guys are not gonna get the full $1200.00... Jason
At the market value some of these cars sell nowadays ( I mean the older models with some serious mileage on them ) one can buy a GT for about the same cost as some Toyotas .. so arguably affordable to many in the income bracket below 99 K , BUT, the perceived / anticipated cost of maintenance may cause much hesitation in that income demographic to take the plunge... however, you never know..there are risk takers out there 😐If you are driving a Maserati, me thinks your income level may exceed 99-150K
Sorry to hear that you're laid off, i hope you and the fam are in good health....crazy ass times we're living in at the moment! Hopefully you're eligible for unemployment benefits.If your single and annually earn less than $75k you qualify for $1,200. Or if you are married and filed taxes jointly, and together annually earn less than $150k, then you qualify for $2,400. The $1,200 stimulous amount decreases by $50 for every $1k earned over $75k. Anyone who earns more than $99k annually does not qualify.
Thankfully we qualify for the stimulus help. I work in the automotive supplier sector and I'm laid off at the moment. Also...when we do finally go back to work, our salaries are being cut by 25%....not a good long term situation.
I'm paying it forward buddy. I'm not getting any stimulus money, but if I did, I'd give it to someone who needs it. I do care, and I'm always happy to help. I've been feeding the homeless for many years, from my own pocket, and have not let this stop me.The flipside to all this is the media keep talking raw numbers, what my Epidemiology training call the shock numbers. In reality, even in NYC if you double for all the undiagnosed cases, we are at less than half of a percent of the population. (.5%). There are the rare young individuals, but the VAST majority are elderly, obese, and unfortunately from races that for 50 yrs have been told their lifestyle and diet has promoted a profoundly unhealthy scenario. We need to be real about all of this. If/when the supply chain replenishes, we need to carefully move forward. I didn't get my Dr. to sit on my hands. I am doing my part to keep folks out of the ER's......pay my core staff out of my inheritance etc. Sorry to depress folks, I just got a bit annoyed by the too rich to care mentality a few displayed.