By Nikki Schwab, Washington Whispers
It's one of the most heralded benefits of the $787 billion stimulus bill: Taxpayers will get about an extra $13 a week in their paychecks starting this spring. So, with spring break and the summer tourism season coming, we did a little snooping around Washington to see just how you can spend that cash. And, as you can imagine, we found it won't go very far. For example, even though it's restaurant week here in D.C., you won't be able to afford lunch or dinner at the featured restaurants. And if $13 can't buy you a discounted meal, then what can it buy? In our search, we tried to focus on things President Barack Obama and the first family might buy. So, here's our list of what $13 could buy the Obamas:
What $13 doesn't buy you: a new copy of The Audacity of Hope, any type of Nicorette Gum that the former smoker chews, or clothes from J. Crew for the girls.