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Is The Government Writing Bad Checks?

On a humorous note, today while running a few errands for the TAC office I stopped by the local Mail Plus store to send out a few faxes.  While I waited for the clerk to process the faxes, I noticed a list on the wall behind the counter.  It was a “BAD CHECKS” list.  Contained on the single piece of paper was a random assortment of company names, mostly consruction companies, scrap metal collectors, and interior design firms – the types of industries that would obviously suffer from the credit crunch and recession or may have less than stable finances, thus write the occasional bad check.  Yet, the last name on the list brought a smile to my face (out of irony), The United States Department of Commerce, Washington D.C.   Evidently the federal agency charged with building up the American business and trade sector has been passing off some bad checks to small business lately…

The next time I’m in the Mail Plus store I will try to snap a photo to share.

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#1 Comment By Steve Hogan On March 3, 2010 @ 9:57 pm

I’m less concerned with the occasional bad check than I am with the overt counterfeiting that’s going on. This cannot end well.

#2 Comment By Adam Rurik On March 4, 2010 @ 2:33 am

The government? Writing bad checks?

HA! Excellent satire, William!

#3 Comment By Barney Rebble On March 4, 2010 @ 10:15 am

I am with Adam on this one. “The I.O.U. is in the mail…”


And “rat-eyes” Pelosi stares into the camera and says, “Well it’s not that bad, there are more important matters than a little corruption…”

What started under Dubya is now 4 times worse (approximately 3.7) under arrogant libness. And someday, those grandchildren, that we handed this bill to, will be reviewing our request for government rent-subsidy and government-paid healthcare, and they may hand us a lesson on what “it’s a free country” REALLY means.