I am not a fan of the $600 tax rebate we will soon be receiving. I think it is going to cost a lot of money that could be better spent on other things, and it will not accomplish the stated goal of stimulating the economy. Since I don’t plan on returning it, I needed to find a way to use it in a way that can help stimulate the American economy and still be something I can feel good about.
Spending it on consumer items will only help the economy of the large corporate CEOs who already have enough of my money. It also has a good chance of helping to exploit a worker in another country while taking jobs away from Americans. A donation to the Rex Foundation does none of those things.
I know the money will be spent here at home, helping someone on the grass-roots level who can use the help in some way. I trust the Rex board to donate the money to organizations whose work I will most likely approve. So the decision is easy: Give the money to a foundation that has a history of good works done in a great spirit. What more can I ask from my $600?