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(The Hill)   Mnuchin to Trump:and this, sire, is a "debit card", I'm told it's what the poors use to pay for things when they don't have gold bullion or stacks of cash handy. Trump: PAY for things? NO WONDER they're poor....suckers   (thehill.com) divider line
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2020-05-19 5:30:22 PM  
"Do I sign the letter again?" Trump asked, referencing the letters with his signature that the IRS is sending people to inform them of their payments.

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2020-05-19 5:35:28 PM  
"Do I sign the letter again?" Trump asked, referencing the letters with his signature that the IRS is sending people to inform them of their payments.


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2020-05-19 5:37:32 PM  
Trump: "I've never used a debit card, only my super-duper Bankruptcy Card"
 
2020-05-19 6:00:19 PM  

Badmoodman: "Do I sign the letter again?" Trump asked, referencing the letters with his signature that the IRS is sending people to inform them of their payments.

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"The next time we send money, you'll get to send another letter," Mnuchin replied.


Talking to him like he's the bratty 4 year old he is.
 
2020-05-19 9:42:56 PM  
And they don't need ID to get groceries if they have one of these?
 
2020-05-19 9:45:39 PM  
I only use Trump Dollar$.

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2020-05-19 9:50:12 PM  
This probably means we will be getting another stimulus check in the near future. I mean why would they set up a debit card system after already sending out most of the money?
 
2020-05-19 9:50:18 PM  
"so everyone owes me 1200 bucks?"
"no, sir.. they get 1200 dollars."
"what kind of debt card is this??"
"sir, it's a debit card.. d..e..b..i..t.."
"i asked for a debt card.. the one with no "i" in it!!!!" (storms off)
 
2020-05-19 9:52:40 PM  
FTFA: "I'm pleased to show you what a debit card looks like with your name on it, Mr. President," Mnuchin said at a Cabinet meeting"

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2020-05-19 9:54:17 PM  

Theory Of Null: This probably means we will be getting another stimulus check in the near future. I mean why would they set up a debit card system after already sending out most of the money?


Could be that they haven't sent most of it out at all. Could be that this is a colossal waste of money and effort.

Im also assuming this somehow involves skimming money somewhere by someone in 'fees' or the like.
 
2020-05-19 9:54:57 PM  
Received his letter yesterday ..Lined the bird cage with it last night ..
 
2020-05-19 9:55:14 PM  
"Now, there's no money for you on it."

Now. We'll add all the money after the meeting.
 
2020-05-19 9:55:15 PM  
I bet Trump knows all about prepaid debit cards. It's probably how the Russians overpay for Trump branded properties.

Our president couldn't qualify for a secured credit card from a Mexican narcobank.
 
2020-05-19 9:56:26 PM  
Wouldn't this cause a bigger problem with theft than sending out checks or direct deposit? I'm sure the USPS is thrilled about the prospect of carrying tens of thousands of debit cards.
 
2020-05-19 9:59:53 PM  
Ah yes, the letter with Trump's signature that should never have been included in the first place.

Maybe it will remind people whose fault all of this is.

Trump bucks!
 
2020-05-19 10:00:15 PM  

gaspode: Theory Of Null: This probably means we will be getting another stimulus check in the near future. I mean why would they set up a debit card system after already sending out most of the money?

Could be that they haven't sent most of it out at all. Could be that this is a colossal waste of money and effort.

Im also assuming this somehow involves skimming money somewhere by someone in 'fees' or the like.


Yeah. Who's making the cards, what are the activation fees, and who gets them.

Admittedly, if done correctly this actually is a good way to do this. You get your card, to activate it you call an IRS hotline and provide your name, social, and DOB, they turn it on. They can then put money on it as they choose, and it's unattached to a bank, liens, etc. Might be a little hard to pay rent/mortage with, but that's likely flexible if they want their money.

Also, admittedly, I have little faith this will be done correctly or without some scam or grift, but the administration has had far worse ideas on a regular basis.
 
2020-05-19 10:01:23 PM  
The fees to use these debit cards will probably total $1,199.99.
 
2020-05-19 10:02:20 PM  

dustman81: Wouldn't this cause a bigger problem with theft than sending out checks or direct deposit? I'm sure the USPS is thrilled about the prospect of carrying tens of thousands of debit cards.


TFA wasn't that long.

The people who will be receiving their payments via prepaid debit cards have not provided their bank information to the IRS and have had their tax returns processed by the IRS's service centers in Andover, Mass. and Austin, Texas.
 
2020-05-19 10:03:23 PM  
Any bets that these debit cards carry heavy fees like the payroll cards some shady employers like to use?
Couple of bucks per withdrawal, couple more there to check your balance, things like that.
Fees going directly to whatever bank is making the best campaign contributions, of course.
 
2020-05-19 10:06:22 PM  

buzzcut73: Any bets that these debit cards carry heavy fees like the payroll cards some shady employers like to use?
Couple of bucks per withdrawal, couple more there to check your balance, things like that.
Fees going directly to whatever bank is making the best campaign contributions, of course.


I'd put some money down, but I sold my soul to the company store.
 
2020-05-19 10:06:32 PM  
Well I cannot give them my bank info and that is not where I sent my taxes so I guess I am still not getting any money.
 
2020-05-19 10:10:49 PM  
That would have been handy for me since I don't have a bank account right now and I'm not sure what I'm going to do with that check.
 
2020-05-19 10:14:55 PM  

No1farker: Well I cannot give them my bank info and that is not where I sent my taxes so I guess I am still not getting any money.


You too? Last I heard, in June they'll issue my first stimulus check.
 
2020-05-19 10:40:35 PM  
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2020-05-19 10:44:34 PM  
No snark, and yeah, yeah, you'll do it anyway, but if you don't trust the IRS for direct deposit, why the hell do you even own a computer? You really think your ISP is helping you keep secrets?

Private companies everywhere pay to get your tracking info from your phone carrier. But maybe it's a financial thing. I got a couple of cousins who farked up like that.  I hope you guys eventually can get your money straight.  It's hard not having a bank account.

I got my direct deposit on April 17th. My disabled sister, who hasn't filed taxes in years, and doesn't know how to use a computer  got hers the first week of May. I helped her fill out the form at the IRS website.

My neighbor swore she filed taxes last in 2018. She's on disability now. She is actually angry she hasn't got her money yet.  She could really use it.  She's got a bank account, but it was only after she was approved for disability.

They must be digging deep on some of y'all.
 
2020-05-19 10:48:38 PM  

sunsawed: I only use Trump Dollar$.

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That's awesome. God should be in quotes though
 
2020-05-19 11:15:18 PM  
As if there was any doubts, notice he only talked about getting to sign the letter, not having to write it.
 
2020-05-19 11:16:43 PM  
"Do I sign the letter again?" Trump asked, referencing the letters with his signature that the IRS is sending people to inform them of their payments.

"The next time we send money, you'll get to send another letter," Mnuchin replied.


Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you President Ralph Wiggum. Well, not really. Ralph isn't evil, just stupid. Trump excels in both fields of study.
 
2020-05-19 11:22:30 PM  
I STILL HAVEN'T GOT MY CHECK YOU MOTHERF*CKER.

I hate him so very very much.
 
2020-05-19 11:32:00 PM  
To be realistic: A Trump debit card should come preloaded $300 overdrawn.
 
2020-05-19 11:35:45 PM  

gaspode: Theory Of Null: This probably means we will be getting another stimulus check in the near future. I mean why would they set up a debit card system after already sending out most of the money?

Could be that they haven't sent most of it out at all. Could be that this is a colossal waste of money and effort.

Im also assuming this somehow involves skimming money somewhere by someone in 'fees' or the like.


I suspect one of their close banking pals made a nice commission off this arrangement.

It's despicable, he's wasted time and government money to hand out cards of government money that bear Trump's name. All so he can claim he is rescuing people from the financial effects of the pandemic. It's a move to promote his campaign for re-election. I don't see how or why, such a thing can be legal.
 
2020-05-19 11:44:25 PM  

palelizard: gaspode: Theory Of Null: This probably means we will be getting another stimulus check in the near future. I mean why would they set up a debit card system after already sending out most of the money?

Could be that they haven't sent most of it out at all. Could be that this is a colossal waste of money and effort.

Im also assuming this somehow involves skimming money somewhere by someone in 'fees' or the like.

Yeah. Who's making the cards, what are the activation fees.


There's also a monthly fee for just having the damn card.

So if someone uses the card for 4 months or so, that's $5.95 a month taken directly from the card. The best thing to do would be, immediately drain the card of cash, then throw it away. Otherwise, some bank is making nearly $6 a month for your card and every other one that's out there.

Also, Mnuchin talks to Donald Trump like he is some sort of idiot 3-year-old. I'm pretty sure both obtained their brains from a Cracker Jack's box.
 
2020-05-19 11:52:52 PM  

Badmoodman: "Do I sign the letter again?" Trump asked, referencing the letters with his signature that the IRS is sending people to inform them of their payments.

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Right to the core issue he goes.
 
2020-05-20 12:10:41 AM  

Officer Barrelroll: Ah yes, the letter with Trump's signature that should never have been included in the first place.

Maybe it will remind people whose fault all of this is.

Trump bucks!


What's the ratio of Trump bucks to Stanley nickles?
 
2020-05-20 12:40:17 AM  
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2020-05-20 12:52:59 AM  
Wouldn't it be hilarious if Trump bought his election again, but this time with UBI instead of the nation's soul?
 
2020-05-20 1:39:54 AM  

philodough: So if someone uses the card for 4 months or so, that's $5.95 a month taken directly from the card. The best thing to do would be, immediately drain the card of cash, then throw it away. Otherwise, some bank is making nearly $6 a month for your card and every other one that's out there.

Also, Mnuchin talks to Donald Trump like he is some sort of idiot 3-year-old. I'm pretty sure both obtained their brains from a Cracker Jack's box.


I will quote one of my favorite books, The Name of the Wind, "Knackers profit from a plague."

Mnuchin talking to Trump like some sort of idiot 3-year is probably why he's stuck around so long. Idiot 3-years need to be coddled lest they throw a tantrum. Mnuchin doing it in public is hilarious. I hope for more to come. Better men (not by much) have tried to treat Trump like an adult and have led to sound bites like "He's a farking moron". The ability to subtly say the same thing in public and get away with it... Maybe my respect for Mnuchin went up a teensy tiny notch. Low bar, certainly, but doesn't not amuse me.
 
2020-05-20 2:25:01 AM  
May aunt got her check in the mail.

Only problem is she died last October and my mom has to give it back.

/not a joke.
 
2020-05-20 5:46:24 AM  
Let me guess: it'll have a $1 transaction fee, a $5 withdrawal fee, and a $50 transfer fee.
 
2020-05-20 5:55:22 AM  
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2020-05-20 7:05:02 AM  
They should tell Trump he has to sign every debit card.
 
2020-05-20 8:45:45 AM  
I guess we should be happy it isn't in the form of a Trump Properties gift card.
 
2020-05-20 1:20:27 PM  

philodough: palelizard: gaspode: Theory Of Null: This probably means we will be getting another stimulus check in the near future. I mean why would they set up a debit card system after already sending out most of the money?

Could be that they haven't sent most of it out at all. Could be that this is a colossal waste of money and effort.

Im also assuming this somehow involves skimming money somewhere by someone in 'fees' or the like.

Yeah. Who's making the cards, what are the activation fees.

There's also a monthly fee for just having the damn card.

So if someone uses the card for 4 months or so, that's $5.95 a month taken directly from the card. The best thing to do would be, immediately drain the card of cash, then throw it away. Otherwise, some bank is making nearly $6 a month for your card and every other one that's out there.

Also, Mnuchin talks to Donald Trump like he is some sort of idiot 3-year-old. I'm pretty sure both obtained their brains from a Cracker Jack's box.


Not necessarily, they are afew good prepaid debit cards. Citibank had one, but closed it.
 
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