Wednesday, April 08, 2009

It does a readers heart good to read this article


PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd won't tell Australians how to spend their stimulus bonuses, but says if he is eligible for the handout, he would blow it on books and music.

Taxpayers earning less than $100,000 will receive a one-off bonus of up to $900, as part of the Federal Government's $42 billion stimulus package.

Speaking on Nova radio in Sydney today, Mr Rudd was asked how he would spend the money if he was eligible for the bonus.

"Some people have accused me of being a nerd from central casting,'' he said.

"What I would probably do is go down to the bookshop and buy some books I've been wanting to buy for a while. A bit of music, that sort of stuff.''

I am not sure that Kev and I would have the same taste in books or music but I am pretty sure that I could quite easily spent $900 on them, if I didn't have other expenses!


  1. That's what I'd do with mine. When I saw my check after Obama's tax policies took effect earlier this month, I thought, "Hey, that's a couple of extra books a month! Thanks, President Obama!" :-)


  2. LOL I think I went and bought books with the stimulus check that Prez. Bush sent out a couple years ago. Try and have a little fun with some of it.

  3. That is a great idea - what a great feeling it would be to spend $900 on books! I'm actually going to take mine overseas to help boost the global economy!

  4. Lol, well I like him now! If only I could talk hubby into letting me do that!

  5. If only our Prime Minister would take a hint from yours!! No bonuses for us, no stimulus package for working families :-( Enjoy the books, let us know what you choose!!

  6. And could you imagine having that much money to spend just on books? I'm dreaming about all the books I could buy . . .

  7. book nerds unite!!! great post--uplifting in a crummy economic time.

  8. Good Lord - Kevin and I agree on something! (I immediately began a mental list before remembering that my TBR pile could sustain me for months even without the library, and probably doesn't need to be added to . . . too much.)

    And you can add another award to the recent influx!

  9. Funny - that is the coolest comment of a world leader ever!

  10. Sounds like a very cool man!



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