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Subject:  Re: Not everyone gets a tax rebate Date:  6/12/2001  1:29 PM
Author:  ANCFool Number:  152989 of 910563

Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary (Deluxe 2nd edition) defines REBATE as:

1. to give back (part of an amount paid) ... a deduction; return of part of an amount paid, ...


The is a rebate of funds already paid. Don't pay, and you get no rebate. This isn't a government handout or entitlement. It is simply returning money (without interest, I might add) for an overpayment of funds. It isn't so hard to understand. If someone didn't overpay, they won't be getting money back.
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