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How Would Chicagoans Use Second Rebate?

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In the face of a slowing national economy, President-elect Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said this week that he supports a tax rebate for the middle class.

An earlier stimulus package this year doled out rebates starting at three hundred dollars for individuals and six hundred for married couples.

We asked people on Chicago ‘s West Side what they would do with a second stimulus check.

VOICE 1: I’d do what I did with the first one and save it.

VOICE 2: Save it for gas prices.

VOICE 3: Buy some clothes.

VOICE 4: Pay bills--that’s all I could do with it. I mean, you can’t spend it.

VOICE 5: It would be nice if you could if you could take the stimulus check and turn it back over to the government to do what they’re supposed to be doing with it.

VOICE 6: Well me being homeless, I would probably get a hotel room so I wouldn’t be out in the elements like this.

VOICE 7: I would buy some furniture because I do need some furniture.

VOICE 9: Probably buy Christmas presents.

VOICE 10: I got a baby on the way, I would use it for my child, definitely.

Those were Chicago West Siders on how they would spend another tax rebate.

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