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Stimulus for the Dead

John on October 9, 2010 at 1:26 pm

This sounds like the plot of the next George Romero zombie flick:

More than 89,000 stimulus payments of $250 each went to people who were either dead or in prison, a government investigator says in a new report.The payments, which were part of last year’s massive economic recovery package, were meant to increase consumer spending to help stimulate the economy.

But about $18 million went to nearly 72,000 people who were dead, according to the report by the Social Security Administration’s inspector general. The report estimates that a little more than half of those payments were returned.

I suspect the $250 stimulus checks did little more for the living than they did for the dead. This is walking around money that gives Democrats something to talk about during elections to come. Fortunately, that’s not working this cycle.

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