Sigh. I saw this news story and I didn’t know whether to laugh, yell, or call my elected representatives.
A week or so ago, you might have opened your mailbox to find a letter from the IRS. When I first saw it, I wondered if we were being audited.
Instead, the letter was telling us that we should expect an economic stimulus check of $1,200 at some point in the future.
Apparently, that notification cost $41.8 million to send to 160 households. Lovely.
Couldn’t they just include that letter with a rebate check, to explain what it was? Or, for people who will receive their economic stimulus check via direct deposit, if they wanted to send a letter, it would be a lot less paper and cost to send it to just those people.
Maybe I’m just cranky, but I feel like that $41.8 could have been better spent.