This Makes Sense

Our government announced it will distribute the stimulus payments early. I find the payout schedule interesting.  Only a government could come up with this:

“As of next week, 800,000 tax filers daily will begin to have their checks directly deposited Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. No checks will be distributed Thursday, and 5 million payments will be made Friday.”

How do you think they come up with this stuff? Ouija board? Consulting the bones like Pecks in the movie Willow? Did they use the Genesis story from the Bible?

On the first through third day, Bernanke created the Fed and the banks and the first 2.4 million payout checks. And on the fourth day of payout, the treasury department did rest…

I picture a roomful of Fed officials in Hawaiian shirts in a large room with a Wheel-of-Fortune wheel. Big money big money big money… Oh, and it looks like Thursday is a no-go for checks. *spins wheel* click click click click click click click click click. Oh, and it looks like we’ll do 5 million on Friday.

At least they had the decency to pick round numbers.

~ by wcuk on April 25, 2008.

One Response to “This Makes Sense”

  1. Obviously Thursday, May 1st, is a no go. That’s May Day. A holiday presently directed towards the labor force. Although not a government holiday, I’m sure most of the IRS will call out sick so they can hit up the May Day Parade.

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