Impoverished Thais Receive Government Cash Handout


Thais people hold cheques worth 2,000 baht during a cash hand-out... News PhotoBangkok,Ceremony,Check - Financial Item,City,Civilian,Government,Holding,Horizontal,People,Politics,Thailand,WealthPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2009 Getty ImagesBANGKOK, THAILAND - MARCH 26: Thais people hold cheques worth 2,000 baht (about 57 USD) during a cash hand-out ceremony for Bangkok residents at the City hall on March 26, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand. About 9 million Thai people are making less than 15,000 baht a month (about 428 USD) making them eligible to receive the handout which hopes to boost grass-roots spending as part of the government's wider stimulus package. (Photo by Chumsak Kanoknan/Getty Images)