Because it’s far more important to give Donald J. Trump credit for doling out cash than to stimulate a cratered economy ASAP, we get this execrable nonsense.
The Treasury Department has ordered President Trump’s name be printed on stimulus checks the Internal Revenue Service is rushing to send to tens of millions of Americans, a process that is expected to slow their delivery by several days, senior agency officials said.The unprecedented decision, finalized late Monday, means that when recipients open the $1,200 paper checks the IRS is scheduled to begin sending to 70 million Americans in coming days, “President Donald J. Trump” will appear on the left side of the payment.It will be the first time a president’s signature appears on an IRS disbursement, whether a routine refund or one of the handful of checks the government has issued to taxpayers in recent decades either to stimulate a down economy or share the dividends of a strong one.
According to The Post, Trump asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin if the prsident could sign the checks, but the prsident is not an authorized signer — for reasons obvious to anyone who’s not an amoral blob of protoplasm and/or the human equivalent of Brazilian fart porn.* So the checks will instead include Trump’s name on the memo line.
And because computer code will have to be changed to include Trump’s name, anyone receiving a paper check — i.e., those for whom the IRS does not have direct deposit information — will likely get their payments later than they otherwise would. Many of those people, notes The Post, are lower income.
Another outrage. Add it to the giant fucking pile.
*This actually exists. Or so I’m told. Probably best not to Google it, though.
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