Monday, March 10, 2008

Fiscal Conservatism

As if this whole stimulus check scam wasn't insulting enough, now we learn that that the IRS is spending $42 million "on letters to alert taxpayers to expect rebate checks as part of the economic stimulus plan."

Defending this waste is Keith Hennessey, director of the president's National Economic Council, who said "if you're going to have tens of millions of taxpayers getting checks, you want to get the information out so that you have as few people as possible confused about what's happening, they understand what's coming." Riiiggghht... because you certainly couldn't have included such a letter with the checks.

Expect a second round of letters late summer asking us if we feel properly bought off yet.

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