Bush administration touts tax rebates at your expense (of course)!

Well, here is another GREAT idea from the Bush Administration.  They are going to be sending out letters through the IRS to Americans to remind them of the tax rebates that will begin being mailed in May of this year. Surely they could speak to someone like goodservicetax.com instead to learn about this?

It will only cost $42 million of our tax dollars to send these little love letters!  Just a drop in the bucket in BushWorld.

From CNN:

At a cost of nearly $42 million, the IRS wants you to know: Your check is almost in the mail.

The Internal Revenue Service is spending the money on letters to alert taxpayers to expect rebate checks as part of the economic stimulus plan.

The notices are going out this month to an estimated 130 million households who filed returns for the 2006 tax year, at a cost $41.8 million, IRS spokesman John Lipold confirmed.

That works out to about 32 cents to print, process and mail each letter. It doesn’t include the tab for another round of mailings planned for those who didn’t file tax returns last year but may still qualify for a rebate.

You know, it would seem to me that with our National debt now in the trillions, the illegal war being waged in Iraq costing billions per day, 40-some million Americans without health insurance, poverty levels rising all over the country and people losing their homes to foreclosure due to bad lending practices, BushCo could find a better way to spend that 42 million.  It seems others feel the same as I do.

Democrats accused the Bush administration of wasting time and postage.

“There are countless better uses for $42 million than a self-congratulatory mailer that gives the president a pat on the back for an idea that wasn’t even his,” Sen. Charles Schumer said Friday.

Thats right, Chuck!  You get a cookie.  This time.

Here is the basic idea of what the Egotistical-Megalomaniac-In-Chief has the IRS sending to YOU and I:

“Dear Taxpayer,” the letters will begin, going on to say the IRS is pleased to inform the recipient that Congress passed and President Bush signed into law a plan that will provide payments of up to $600 for individuals who qualify or $1,200 for married couples filing jointly. The rebates are the centerpiece of a $168 billion economic stimulus package.

Note that there will be some heavy emphasis on the “President Bush signed into law” part of the love letter?  JEEBUS!

These guys never fail to do whatever they think will get them brownie points in an election year! At your expense, of course.

What tools!


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    • brobin on March 9, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    If it wasn’t for bad luck Republicans, America wouldn’t have any bad luck at all!  

    Isn’t it time to return the government to the grown ups?  

    • pfiore8 on March 9, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    don’t open that essay. no. oh. my. god. don’t dooooooo it…

    but here i am. and now i’m incredibly pissed off.

    fuck. once again.

    it’s because Bush likes playing this cat and mouse game. he knows we are onto all the BushCo types and they just want to ram it down our throats that they can do anything they want to us, with our money, and in our names.


    have a nice day and thanks for this essay brobin!!! tip’d & rec’d.

  1. Good News: You’re getting money back

    Bad News: We killed a bunch of tress and wasted your money to tell you you’re getting money back

    Good News: You’re getting money back

    Bad News; When you lose you’re house because the economy tanks, you will have to use it to buy a tent to live in

    Good News: You’re getting money back

    Bad News: We mortgaged your kids’ future  wasting money on a war you don’t like…. look a shiny thing.

  2. this is utterly brilliant.  It’s a political PR campaign paid for by our tax dollars that reminds people that Bush and the Republicans are giving them money.  But because it’s not specifically about Republicans or Bush, it’s basically legal.

    Then there’s the free press they get from all the news sources covering it.

    Repeat after me.  Bush is not an idiot.

    • creeper on March 10, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    So nice to see an essay which is not candidate-bashing…a whole list of them, in fact.  This dKos refugee should’ve come here a lot sooner.

    I think we’ll pay a couple months heating bills with our big fat rebate check.

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