President Bush Visits PIA/GATF Member ColorCraft of Virginia
And that’s important because when he buys the machine, or when he buys software, somebody has to manufacture that. Therefore, there is a direct link between the stimulus package and jobs. As well -- we talked about this earlier -- a lot of the folks who work here at ColorCraft are going to get a check in the second week of May, as part of the economic, pro-growth stimulus package. And recently there’s been a mailer out to our citizens from the IRS. And this mailer basically describes the benefits from the stimulus package that people will receive.
One of the things that’s very important for our citizenry to understand, that is if you do not file an income tax return, you need to go to your local IRS office and get a form that will show the government where you live and who you are so you can get your check. If you file an income tax form all you got to do is your ‘07 income tax and mail it in.
But there’s a lot of people eligible for this stimulus package, the money coming out of the government to our individual citizens, who don’t file income tax forms, and yet they’re eligible. And so recently the IRS has been indicating that this weekend, this Saturday, there’s going to be a -- there’s an opportunity for citizens to go and make it clear who you are, where you live, so you can get your check, as well.
The purpose of this is to respond decisively to the economic downturn that we’re going through. The Congress, along with the White House, worked very closely to pass a very substantial pro-growth package. And I fully recognize that people are concerned about our economy, but they must understand that this package has yet to fully kick in yet. We’ve taken action, but it’s going to take a while for the economy to feel the effects of this good law that I signed. It’s going to take a while for these folks standing behind me to get their money.