Economics

As Personal Stimulus Requests Grow, Use the Reason Personal Stimulus Generator to Qualify For Up to $350 Billion!

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The AP reports:

The flood of applications for federal stimulus money in Ohio includes hundreds of requests by individuals for business ventures, personal bailouts and bizarre projects.

A man in Canton in northeast Ohio wants $100,000 to train professional magicians and teach magic as therapy….

Joseph and Rebecca Pieleck of Stow say they don't anticipate the state fulfilling their requests worth $6.75 million. They work as a network technician and a utilities supervisor and said they would use the money to run three businesses: a beef jerky company, an animal day care and a home renovation company.

"Both our jobs are hanging in the balance like a lot of other people in the economy," Joseph Pieleck said. "This seemed like an opportunity to get a business going. What's the harm?"

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