Are There Rules Here?

A little late on this one, but the spirit still stands...

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So, yeah, let’s talk about your money.

That stimulus check? More like a refund. That was, after all, taxpayer money. And a half-billion of the stimulus package went to largely forgivable loans for businesses. The catch? Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin — and the Trump Administration — would not initially say who got those loans.

"We believe that that's proprietary information, and in many cases for sole proprietors and small businesses, it is confidential information," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Sounds like a kind of high-end looting of taxpayers to me.

(In a reversal, after the comic above was finished, the Treasury and Small Business Association agreed to disclose details on many recipients of small business loans.)

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How much is $2 trillion really?

The stimulus checks paid up to $1,200 for individuals and up to $2,400 for married couples. That’s no small chunk of change to get after being laid off or furloughed. But what the stimulus really costs, per taxpayer, is $16,800.

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And another thing:

Still, I think the initial non-response response by Mnuchin is indicative of a Trump Administration pattern that, let’s say, leans toward the corrupt.


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Brian Woolsey
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