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Stimulus Checks

72,000 Stimulus Checks Went To Dead People

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More than 89,000 stimulus payments of $250 each went to people who were either dead or in prison, a government investigator says in...

Stimulus Checks Mistakenly Sent To 1,700 Inmates

foxnews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The federal government mistakenly sent out stimulus checks to 1,700 inmates, the Social Security Administration said Tuesday -- a $425,000 error. ...

Stimulus for the Dead

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ProPublica

It's only fair to expect the odd clerical error amid the frantic rush to infuse the economy with cash. But assuming that only living Americans will have their wallets fattened seems like a reasonable expectation.

Internal Revenue Service Searching For Millions Who Haven't Filed For Stimulus Checks

CNN | Kathleen Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The IRS says it's still trying to reach some 5 million Americans -- primarily seniors and veterans -- who have not filed the tax returns needed to qua...

2008 Tax Rebate Checks: What Does a Bush-Hating Liberal Spend Hers On?

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katherine Goldstein

While I reject the notion that it's my "patriotic duty" to buy more junk I don't need, here are 3 ideas of worthy ways to spend the money that could do some social and economic good.

How To Get Your Tax Rebate Check

Washington Post | Michelle Singletary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Taxpayers have been ringing the Internal Revenue Service telephones in record numbers trying to get answers about the upcoming economic stimulus payme...

Poll: Taxpayers Not Planning To Spend Rebates

Los Angeles Times | Maura Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Most Americans are planning to spend their stimulus rebate checks to pay down existing debt or add to their savings, not to fuel the kind of consumer ...