Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Miracle Workings of the Obama Stimulus

As you will recall back in October, 2004, then Vice-Presidential candidate John Edwards said:
"If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that we will do when John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve will get up out of that wheelchair and walk again."
Way to think small, John.

I'm just glad that Edwards didn't make it to the White House, but only paved the way for an administration that would think and act in larger visions:
Millions of Americans on Social Security are receiving $250 checks as part of the president's stimulus plan -- including an Anne Arundel woman who died more than 40 years ago.

Social Security representatives said there is a good explanation. Of the about 52 million checks that have been mailed out, about 10,000 of those have been sent to people who are deceased.

The agency blames the error on the strict mid-June deadline of mailing out all of the checks, which didn't leave officials much time to clean up all of their records.
Indeed, we should allow more than 40 years for a government bureaucracy to update its records. Bureaucrats are just humans, too, and during this administration they have been very, very busy.

By the way, welcome back Mrs. Arundel!

2 comments:

Linus said...

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Steve Burri said...

Linus,

Half of those bullet points are questionable.