Washington Post: “The Trump administration has stumbled in its initial push to implement the $2 trillion coronavirus aid package, with confusion and fear mounting among small businesses, workers and the newly unemployed since the bill was signed into law late last month.”
“Small-business owners have reported delays in getting approved for loans without which they will close their doors, while others say they have been denied altogether by their lenders and do not understand why. The law’s provision to boost unemployment benefits has become tangled in dated and overwhelmed state bureaucracies, as an unprecedented avalanche of jobless Americans seeks aid.”
“Officials at the Internal Revenue Service have warned that $1,200 relief checks may not reach many Americans until August or September if they haven’t already given their direct-deposit information to the government. Taxpayers in need of answers from the IRS amid a rapidly changing job market are encountering dysfunctional government websites and unresponsive call centers that have become understaffed as federal workers stay home.”
What would one expect ?
All Trump has is people that can kiss his butt…
They aren’t there to run the government that Trump doesn’t give a shit about…
Oh, and how many people are home sick?
My Name Is Jack says
Rolling out something this huge was bound to be a problem
Just like happened with Obamacare.
No surprise here.
Trump’s people have gotten rid of a good many ‘experts’ in departments that aren’t loyal , but know WTF to do…..
You know like CDC people….
They have been screwing the IRS and it’s budget ever since the agency came down hard on the Right leaning non-profits that where fishy…
My Name Is Jack says
I’m aware of all that ,and certainly that didn’t help.RightWingers have always been obsessed with the IRS.
However, even if these agencies were functioning at an optimum leaves, this is such an enormous undertaking that problems, and lots of them ,were sure to arise.
Yes indeed …..
Giving away 200 to 3000 million bucks IS a BIG task