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  • https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/25/world/coronavirus-updates.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur#link-7416c603

    "The federal government sent coronavirus stimulus payments to almost 1.1 million dead people totaling nearly $1.4 billion, Congress’s independent watchdog reported Thursday.

    The Washington Post previously reported that the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service disbursed some payments of up to $1,200 each to dead people. But the astonishing scope of the problem had not been known.

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office, an independent investigative agency that reports to Congress, issued the finding as part of a comprehensive report on the nearly $3 trillion in coronavirus relief spending approved by Congress in March and April. It said it had received the information from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration in an accounting as of April 30.
    The revelation comes as President Trump and some members of his administration advocate for another round of stimulus checks. The news that so much money has gone to the dead could add to reluctance from some Republicans to agree to more direct relief payments."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/06/25/irs-stimulus-checks-dead-people-gao/

  • IM OUT FOR DEAD PRESIDENTS TO REPRESENT ME

  • more like the IRS, NYT

  • F***ing bait to see if descendants would cash them so the government can lock people up.

  • Someone copy and paste article pls

  • That’s means a lot of n****s caught on early and got a extra new check

  • I’m bout get that BAG

  • thenewjimmorrison

    Someone copy and paste article pls

    "The federal government sent coronavirus stimulus payments to almost 1.1 million dead people totaling nearly $1.4 billion, Congress’s independent watchdog reported Thursday.

    The Washington Post previously reported that the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service disbursed some payments of up to $1,200 each to dead people. But the astonishing scope of the problem had not been known.

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office, an independent investigative agency that reports to Congress, issued the finding as part of a comprehensive report on the nearly $3 trillion in coronavirus relief spending approved by Congress in March and April. It said it had received the information from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration in an accounting as of April 30.
    The revelation comes as President Trump and some members of his administration advocate for another round of stimulus checks. The news that so much money has gone to the dead could add to reluctance from some Republicans to agree to more direct relief payments."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/06/25/irs-stimulus-checks-dead-people-gao/

  • all this time my stimulus check sitting in the mail somewhere, I woulda gotten it earlier if I was dead

  • not a big deal at all.

    government databases (and the rest of their software and technology) are horrifically out of date. if they were to get it 100% right, they would've had to probably delay the checks by like 2-3 months, so they chose to expedite the process.

    this was a $290 billion bill, so at $1.5 billion that means only .5% of the checks were waste, which was well within initial projections.

    either way, IRS is going to clean up on this next tax season.

  • dax

    not a big deal at all.

    government databases (and the rest of their software and technology) are horrifically out of date. if they were to get it 100% right, they would've had to probably delay the checks by like 2-3 months, so they chose to expedite the process.

    this was a $290 billion bill, so at $1.5 billion that means only .5% of the checks were waste, which was well within initial projections.

    either way, IRS is going to clean up on this next tax season.

  • damn I wish I was dead

  • dax

    not a big deal at all.

    government databases (and the rest of their software and technology) are horrifically out of date. if they were to get it 100% right, they would've had to probably delay the checks by like 2-3 months, so they chose to expedite the process.

    this was a $290 billion bill, so at $1.5 billion that means only .5% of the checks were waste, which was well within initial projections.

    either way, IRS is going to clean up on this next tax season.

    Agree to some extent but 0.5% still seems very uneccesarily high tho.

    Can’t speak about US records but from an old job here in UK I know the gov records here for deaths are up to date as of the previous month (in theory at least).

    Given the monthly death stats here, you would expect around 0.01% of any correspondence to accidentally go to deceased people, assuming all records are up to date.

    Even taking into consideration people not promptly registered as dead, and a delay between identifying the population who will receive the checks and sending them out, I can’t see this figure even doubling to reach 0.02%, let alone the 50x increase it would take to reach 0.5%

  • the u.s is in shambles.

  • watch they say this money dissapeared in a month or 2

  • When I die put my money in the grave

  • Drry

    When I die put my money in the grave

  • F***ing genius...

  • I’m anti trump 100% but this isn’t really on him, more of a problem with data on a massive scale like that

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