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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
PostPosted: Thu April 16, 2020 5:52 pm 
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I still don't understand why they didn't target checks to who needs them? My wife and I are still fully employed.

We're gonna give a big chunk to a charity, pay our photographer friend for a session that we normally couldn't afford, and then put the rest into our emergency fund. I'm sure that's not going to fix the Dow Jones, but hey, I've got a household to run here.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
PostPosted: Thu April 16, 2020 6:02 pm 
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I still don't understand why they didn't target checks to who needs them? My wife and I are still fully employed.

We're gonna give a big chunk to a charity, pay our photographer friend for a session that we normally couldn't afford, and then put the rest into our emergency fund. I'm sure that's not going to fix the Dow Jones, but hey, I've got a household to run here.


I mean, I take your point insofar as our bartender friend who probably won't work until July should get $3600 while my wife and I, with guaranteed employment through the next 1.5/3.5 years, don't really need the same kind of help, but I think there's a few pretty obvious answers for why we're not means-testing the emergency relief funds.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
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How would they even go about means testing this? If they're basing it on your 2018/2019 tax returns, that doesn't tell you anything about someone's current situation.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
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How would they even go about means testing this? If they're basing it on your 2018/2019 tax returns, that doesn't tell you anything about someone's current situation.


Right, exactly. The logistical nightmare/impossibility of trying to target these checks to the "most vulnerable" right now--even trying to figure out who counts in that category--seems to me a pretty obvious reason for making them universal.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
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It's not just logistics.

I would be uproariously pissed off if I had to work at the local Wal-Mart through this, endangering myself and my family, while everyone else gets a check for staying home.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
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In Canada I get to make out like a bandit.

I qualify for a three year interest free loan of $40k, and if paid back by end of 2022 then I only need to pay back $30k. Pretty sweet.

For the next four or more months the government is subsidizing my salary to the tune of $750 per week. Will do my part for the economy and use some of that free money to re-stock the wine and whiskey collection.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
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It's not just logistics.

I would be uproariously pissed off if I had to work at the local Wal-Mart through this, endangering myself and my family, while everyone else gets a check for staying home.


Yes, as I noted, there are multiple reasons.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
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This fucking narcissistic toddler actually sent a PHYSICAL LETTER WITH HIS KINDERGARTEN SIGNATURE to us even though we had direct deposit. What a fucking asshole. And he sent it through the USPS!


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This fucking narcissistic toddler actually sent a PHYSICAL LETTER WITH HIS KINDERGARTEN SIGNATURE to us even though we had direct deposit. What a fucking asshole. And he sent it through the USPS!

We burned ours in the fire pit.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
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This fucking narcissistic toddler actually sent a PHYSICAL LETTER WITH HIS KINDERGARTEN SIGNATURE to us even though we had direct deposit. What a fucking asshole. And he sent it through the USPS!

We burned ours in the fire pit.

Pretty sure we're going to burn ours tonight, too. We just have to decide whether or not to film it and put it Instagram. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
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Simple Torture wrote:
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This fucking narcissistic toddler actually sent a PHYSICAL LETTER WITH HIS KINDERGARTEN SIGNATURE to us even though we had direct deposit. What a fucking asshole. And he sent it through the USPS!

We burned ours in the fire pit.

Pretty sure we're going to burn ours tonight, too. We just have to decide whether or not to film it and put it Instagram. :lol:

I believe my wife put it on her Snapchat. I still don't 100% know how that works.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
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durdencommatyler wrote:
This fucking narcissistic toddler actually sent a PHYSICAL LETTER WITH HIS KINDERGARTEN SIGNATURE to us even though we had direct deposit. What a fucking asshole. And he sent it through the USPS!


It was a requirement in the law that a letter of explanation be sent out as well as the funds.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
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This fucking narcissistic toddler actually sent a PHYSICAL LETTER WITH HIS KINDERGARTEN SIGNATURE to us even though we had direct deposit. What a fucking asshole. And he sent it through the USPS!


It's called "campaigning"

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
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there’s a lot of people who might appreciate an uplifting message and a few thousand bucks during a time like this

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
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capitalism failed...again.


socialism is the cure. again.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
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My grandma got her check today despite being dead for a year and a half. It even said "deceased" on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
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you deposited it, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Government Bailout Thread
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You don't think the bank teller might question the "deceased" printed after her name?

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You don't think the bank teller might question the "deceased" printed after her name?


Not if you signed it that way

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