What strikes terror into your heart more than receiving a letter with the return address “Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service”? You will be receiving one any day now, if you haven’t already, but don’t be alarmed. For one thing, the letter isn’t really from the IRS, as you discover upon opening the envelope. It is from the White House. It is not, moreover, a demand for more of your hard-earned cash, but rather a note from Joe Biden, taking a curtain call for living up to his promise to send you his own COVID relief stimulus payment. “I am pleased to inform you that because of the American Rescue Plan, a direct payment of $631.12 was issued to you by direct deposit,” the letter reads.
Putting aside the palpitations the return address might engender, the letter invokes memories of the utter stink the Left raised over Donald Trump’s decision to have his signature printed on the stimulus checks he sent out in April of 2020. “In unprecedented move, Treasury orders Trump’s name printed on stimulus checks,” the Washington Post noted in the headline of an article that went on to emphasize sternly that “the president is not an authorized signer for legal disbursements by the U.S. Treasury.”
The sin was so unforgivable that Forbes felt impelled to publish an article in March of this year celebrating the Biden stimulus and taunting the former president. Its title: “Unlike Trump, Biden Won’t Sign Name On $1,400 Stimulus Checks.” But now, with Biden misleadingly using Department of the Treasury stationery, and to house a self-congratulatory message, he no longer seems quite so pure.
(h/t Weasel Zippers)