Economic "Stimulus" Checks Effective? genre: Econ-Recon & Hip-Gnosis & Tongue-In-Cheek


Some stories are too good to be true. It appears that the tax rebate checks which were part of the Bush administration's economic stimulus package have been stimulating the porn industry. An industry research firm reports an increase in revenues closely matches the distribution of the 173 billion dollar handout.

From PR Newswire:

An unforeseen and surprising beneficiary of the Economic Stimulus Plan, a plan that George Bush contends will "boost our economy and encourage job creation," has surfaced this week. An independent market-research firm, AIMRCo (Adult Internet Market Research Company), has discovered that many websites focused on adult or erotic material have experienced an upswing in sales in the recent weeks since checks have appeared in millions of Americans' mailboxes across the country.

According to Kirk Mishkin, Head Research Consultant for AIMRCo, "Many of the sites we surveyed have reported 20-30% growth in membership rates since mid-May when the checks were first sent out, and typically the summer is a slow period for this market."

Jillian Fox, spokeswoman for, one of the sites reporting figures to AIMRCo, added, "In a June 15, 2008 survey to our members, thirty two percent of respondents referenced the recent stimulus package as part of their decision to either become a new member, or renew an existing membership."

Perhaps this will lead the American Family Association to ask taxpayers to refuse their checks and call for a boycott of the government since one of their primary areas of focus is pornography.

Do you suppose that any of this money being spent on pornography is coming from upstanding Christian households? I can't help but imagine the Ted Haggard types lurking around on the down low to take full advantage of the extra dollars...if you know what I mean.

This could also be an opportunity for to jump in and push their program to put an end to the pornography obsession that they believe plagues many Christian men. Then again, maybe the AFA should forego the boycott and apply for funding through the Bush administration's faith-based initiatives and commence an outreach program to promote better family values.

Tagged as: AFA, American Family Association, Economy, Humor, Pornography, Stimulus Package

Daniel DiRito | July 2, 2008 | 10:04 AM
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