On the one hand (all subsequent emphasis added):
Sarah Palin solo in Carson City, Nevada. Transcript.
... We suspended our state fuel tax. And I'm returning a chunk of our surplus straight back to the people because they can spend it better than government can. (Cheers, applause.)
On the other hand:
US financial rescue plan could cost one trillion dlrs: senator
US government measures to rid financial institutions of bad assets could add up to one trillion dollars, Republican Senator Richard Shelby said Friday.
"I figure it will be at least half a trillion," Shelby, the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, said in an ABC television interview of a plan being put together by US authorities...
US media reports said the finance officials and lawmakers were considering a bailout by taxpayers like that used in the country's savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 90s.
In other words, you're welcome to all that money until they really need it to bail out their criminally inept, corrupt and overpaid cronies; then they'd kind of like to have all that money back, thanks very much, and they hope you haven't spent it already.
(Wag of the tail to TGB for the inspiration.)