Earlier today, USAToday.com ran a story about some of those government stimulus checks that have not reached their intended recipients yet. Turns out that the government is diverting checks away from those who owe back taxes, child support payments, student loan debts, and other government-related debts. From the article:
So far, 1.8 million rebate checks have been intercepted by Treasury Department computers showing that individuals owe money to federal or state governments.
The biggest beneficiaries: parents who are owed child support.
I think this is great news. A population which can certainly use some extra help during these economic times is getting it from their own rebate checks plus they’re getting some money that they should have already received in the first place! Of course there is the larger population of deadbeats who not only are not receiving their checks, but haven’t made their various payments to the government. This is another population that could use some help. But that’s for another rebate program at another time.