One more way to waste taxpayer money

Tracy Coenen

The Internal Revenue Service has just announced that they will waste $42 million to send notices to people about the tax rebate checks which will be mailed in May. What will the notices say? That checks are going to be mailed in May. So it's going to cost 32 cents per letter to print, process and mail. And then there will be a separate mailing with a separate price tag that will go to people who didn't file tax returns for 2007, but who might otherwise qualify for a rebate check.

Yikes. I'm sorry, but if people don't know by now that the federal government is going to be issuing these checks as a part of the economic stimulus plan, they deserve to be left in the dark. You can't watch a news program, log onto the internet, or read a newspaper without hearing some reference to the rebate checks. Anyone who is unaware of the checks clearly hasn't been in regular communication with the rest of the society.

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