Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

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There has to be a better way than this to run a railroad. You remember a couple of weeks ago, when the Treasury department started sending out the $1200 stimulus checks? I wrote an article about how this could get nasty, since reports were that Trump’s signature graced the bottom of the checks, which would make them invalid, since it is the Secretary of the Treasury who is the signatory for checks issued by the Treasury. It turned out that in order to take credit, Trump had actually signed the “memo” line on the check. Just another cheap con.

Except that it didn’t work out so well when everybody tipped to the cheap optics of it, and laughed their collective asses off. Well, if ya can’t con ’em one way, just con ’em another. And if there’s one thing that Donald Trump never runs out of it’s an endless supply of cons.

When we got the mail yesterday, there was an envelope from the United States Treasury Department in the small pile. Now I don’t know about you, but I tend to get a bit edgy and paranoid when I suddenly get a letter out of the blue from a state or federal agency that I haven’t even contacted. Were they officially notifying me that they were taking away my stimulus because I’m always such a dick to El Pendejo Presidente in  my articles?

No such luck. Hell, I’d gladly send my $1200 back for proof positive that the miserable shit is actually reading my stuff. Instead it was a short, vapid letter, proudly announcing to me that my stimulus check should have already been delivered. And at the bottom of the single page, it was signed Donald John Trump.

What is going on here? Again, there is no excuse for Trump to be signing letters going out on Treasury Department stock, doesn’t he know that he has his own Oval Office letterhead? And nowhere in that letter was there even a mention of the name of Steve Mnuchin.

This is truly pathetic. Obviously Trump is not going to let up on this nonsense until he feels he’s gotten proper credit. What next, a notice on United States Postal Service letterhead, announcing that we should already have received a letter from the Treasury Department, and signed by His Lowness himself? I can hardy wait.

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p j evans
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A lot of people are cutting the part with their name and address off and returning it to the WH with appropriate comments. (1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20250 – in case anyone wants to add to that pile.)

michaelscott
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Good idea and worth a stamp.

windy
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I burned the letter and posted video on FB. Twitter wouldn’t let me post the video so I posted a picture.

Bareshark
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After entering my bank info to the IRS (actually, it’s a credit union), I was informed that I’d be getting my check mailed out today, thank you very little. I have yet to get either the check or letter as of this writing and it’s validating my earlier instinct not to trust Trump’s regime without proof on this.

michaelscott
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I got one of these too. I don’t even know how the hell I qualify. I don’t have a mortgage or rent and am still working full time. If it was a check I could at least not cash it, but since it was EFT I will have find a charity.

Carroll Ann Robinson
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If you mean the $1200 stimulus payment, it doesn’t matter what your financial situation is so long as you aren’t above $75,000 in individual income or $150,000 for a couple–and it’s $1200 per person. And I hear you: we’ve talked it over and have decided to use the money to help one of our kids who has been struggling with health issues along with a business that is dependent on Amazon and all their quixotic business decisions. This money should be reserved for the many, many small businesses that can’t stay afloat or keep their employees paid because the money… Read more »
michaelscott
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I’m going to return the letter as suggested in another post, only I won’t redact my name. I plan to attach a polite note thanking them for the advance on my 2020 income tax refund. I will explain that as a non-MAGA sentient being, I find it insulting that he thinks he can buy my vote with my own money.

Carroll Ann Robinson
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Exactly! Because, see what I wrote below Murf’s post, heaven forfend we’d offend the less-than sentient by giving money out to help those who need it. Rather than playing to this newest iteration of culture of complaint……….which is all they have done with this, intended or not. And I vote for intended.

Laura Lokken
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We donated some of ours to a couple local charities as well.

Nancy M Parker
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My neighbors on NextDoor are thanking Trump. And flaming me for saying different.