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#54807 - 06/01/20 06:02 PM Stimulus check follow-up notes
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Can anybody explain why the follow-up notes are on White House letterhead but the mailing was paid for by IRS?
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#54809 - 06/01/20 11:42 PM Re: Stimulus check follow-up notes [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Further to my own question:

Originally Posted By: The Washington Post
The one-page letter, with one side printed in English and the other in Spanish, was required by the coronavirus economic package approved by Congress as a record of a deposit from the Treasury Department. The law does not say who should mail the letter.

But why is it on White House letterhead when it's "a record of a deposit from the Treasury Department?"
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#54810 - 06/02/20 05:50 AM Re: Stimulus check follow-up notes [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Originally Posted By: artie505
But why is it on White House letterhead when it's "a record of a deposit from the Treasury Department?"

Because Trump wants people to think it's from him. A while back, he held up the processing of checks because he wanted them to have his name printed on them. It was a pathetic attempt to garner votes and an egregious action by a very sick man.


Edited by ryck (06/02/20 05:57 AM)
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#54813 - 06/02/20 07:35 AM Re: Stimulus check follow-up notes [Re: ryck]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: ryck
Originally Posted By: artie505
But why is it on White House letterhead when it's "a record of a deposit from the Treasury Department?"

Because Trump wants people to think it's from him. A while back, he held up the processing of checks because he wanted them to have his name printed on them. It was a pathetic attempt to garner votes and an egregious action by a very sick man.

That's obvious, but what about separation of powers or whatever?

A letter from the White House should be paid for BY the White House!
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#54818 - 06/02/20 08:53 AM Re: Stimulus check follow-up notes [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
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The letter with the White House letterhead is a campaign flyer for Trump paid for by the U. S. taxpayers. What more needs to be said?

Trump reportedly has $billions in his campaign fund and when he leaves office he gets to keep the entire campaign fund and do with as he pleases. Essentially a tax free gift from his supporters. Any way he can get his name in front of the voters without spending anything from his campaign fund is cash in his pocket. His hotels are going broke and he has state tax authorities nipping at his heels waiting for him to leave office so they can bring suit with a good chance of winning.
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#54822 - 06/02/20 08:16 PM Re: Stimulus check follow-up notes [Re: artie505]
David Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: artie505
Further to my own question:
But why is it on White House letterhead when it's "a record of a deposit from the Treasury Department?"


The Treasury Department is part of the Executive Branch. Really, the same idea as a company making an announcement about their products signed by their CEO rather than the product manager.

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#54823 - 06/02/20 08:26 PM Re: Stimulus check follow-up notes [Re: David]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: David
The Treasury Department is part of the Executive Branch.

Didn't know that; I should have realized it. Thanks.
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