Tax Rebate Checks 2008: Refunds Start Going Out Today
Tax rebates will start going out today, earlier than previously announced. President Bush announced the change in schedule on Friday. "The money is going to help Americans offset the high prices we're seeing at the gas pump, the grocery store, and also give our economy a boost to help us pull out of this economic slowdown," Bush said. Democrats said they were glad the rebate checks were about to go out, but suggested that multinational oil companies were not among the businesses the stimulus package was originally designed to help.