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U.S. Treasury has been sending stimulus checks - to dead people?

In fact, over 10,000 dead people recently received government checks, wasting millions in precious taxpayer dollars.
Nothing is worse than watching taxpayer dollars go down the drain. Yet that's what continues to happen in Washington D.C. 's "spend first, ask questions later" culture.

While Republicans and Democrats have spent recklessly in the past, the problem now is worse than ever. Because of wasteful spending like the stimulus checks to dead people boondoggle, the federal deficit has ballooned to more than a trillion dollars.
This is irresponsible and will ensure that our children and grandchildren have a huge debt to pay to countries like China .
We need an open, honest debate about how much money Washington should take in taxes, how much money Washington should borrow in our name and just how that money will be spent.

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tyme4me2day

Asked by tyme4me2day at 10:00 PM on May. 15, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (17)
  • doesn't surprise me. my grandmother died in 2001 and we still get her mail (we live in her house). even if you do a return to sender: cause, Deceased, people still send us her mail.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:03 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • That is hilarious.
    lilbit837

    Answer by lilbit837 at 10:11 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • It's amazing the things dead people can do these days huh! They still get checks in the mail, they still can vote, hell its like they are still alive with all those stealing their social security numbers!
    Ash9724

    Answer by Ash9724 at 10:11 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • How did it end up costing millions? Did their ghosts cash the checks?
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:27 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • If the checks didnt get cashed, how was it wasted? o.O
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 10:37 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • NOW I know how Obama got all those votes!!!
    thundernlight

    Answer by thundernlight at 10:45 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • Yep we all know how Obama got the white house..... I see dead people can still vote. Just like the ghost cashing checks and Obama really didn't spend trillions of tax payers money..... it's really just a friggin nightmare and hopefully we get to wake up soon....

    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 11:25 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • How long have they been dead? It's one thing if they've been gone 10 years, but if they died last year, that money is part of their estate.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:02 AM on May. 16, 2009

  • So did George Bush


     http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2008/dec/18/irs-knowingly-sends-stimulus-checks-dead-taxpayers/


    or should I say the people respobsable for sending out the checks...

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:28 AM on May. 16, 2009

  • Yep we all know how Obama got the white house..... I see dead people can still vote. Just like the ghost cashing checks and Obama really didn't spend trillions of tax payers money..... it's really just a friggin nightmare and hopefully we get to wake up soon....


    It was the Bush admin that gave 350 BILLION to the banks with NO provisions and NO WAY to track it!!! Now we are stuck trying to figure out that whole mess...

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:30 AM on May. 16, 2009

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