Watching Katrina Swett, Democratic candidate for US house on channel 9. She just said "Give the middle class a $150 tax rebate and they will go out and spend it".
That happens not to be the case. Middle class citizens are frightened of losing their jobs. Give 'em $150 and they will save it or pay down bills with it. They ain't gonna buy anything except groceries until they feel secure in their jobs.