There has been a lot of comments lately that most of the stimulus cheque would not get spent but would go to paying down debt. I don't understand why the gov didn't strike a deal with VISA or Mastercard to issue everyone with a debit card with the $950 in it so that the money would have to get spent? I know credit spending has had a lot to do with the current fiasco but it does seem like an obviou ay to make sure the money gets spent! BTW, anyone done the math on how $60Billion is going to get paid for in the long run? I guess we only have 4 or 5 million taxpayers in the country, so we are each going to be up for 12 - 15K extra taxes? On second thoughts high income earners will probably be up for 3-5 times this amount!!