July 15, 2008:
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle, complained the government’s $600 economic stimulus check was only enough to buy “a pair of earrings” while stumping for her husband. “You’re getting $600 – what can you do with that?” Mrs. Obama said in Pontiac, Michigan last week.
February 12, 2009
Congressional leaders are ironing out the final details of the $789 billion economic stimulus legislation at the heart of President Barack Obama’s recovery plan…Officials estimated it would mean about $13 a week more in people’s paychecks this year [or about…$600]
As a matter of personal clarification, when my budget is tight, I don’t think about using income for frivolities. But apparently Michele does. “Let them eat rings.”