Opinion: our policy makers
The other day, I got a letter from the IRS. For plebs like me, it's more confusing than a concern. It's not like I make a lot of money. Had I receive the letter after filing next year's taxes, a bit of fear makes sense. For the sake of surprise, you could say I felt like this meme:
I opened the letter, I saw the date.
For anyone that's curious, notice 1444-C is about the economic stimulus in USA. Why am I receiving the letter 3 weeks late is a completely different question. I never expected government to be efficient anyways.
Then, I read the letter. At first, I was a bit excited. To be fair, I got off my overnight shift and was a bit tired when I read this.
Wow! More stimulus? Sign me up!
Of course, something didn't seem right. The letter was referring to an action signed in March. I started asking around. Finally, @nealmcspadden clarified that I most likely had already gotten it. Searching my bank transactions, I found the transaction back on March 17. Part of me felt like the disappointed black guy.
Revisiting this letter, I realized there were so many things wrong with our policies. The trillions of dollars printed last year are already affecting price of some goods. Sometimes, I don't know if my assets are appreciating or numbers are going up because of inflation.
It bothered me that the government is having trouble reaching out to everyone. I got my direct deposit within a week because I e-file my taxes and whatnot. So, the IRS already had my information. It's hard for me to fathom that a great number of people in the US use less efficient methods. One of the most developed countries in the world has some of the worst payment systems for its citizens.
It's not a surprise, all my friends overseas look at me weird when they see I still use cards with chips for payment. I know some of you will jump at the opportunity and say, "crypto fixes this!"
Sure it does. The point is that my country is not even using the best systems the rest of the developed world is currently using. What does that say about our policies and our people? It's as if we are in a constant state of delusion that we are the best and will stay the best. We may have the "best military" now until a rude awakening.
Our private sectors can only go so far before our own people, and government, push them out for some woke agenda. You know, other countries like Russia, China, etc. would love to have some of US's biggest companies. To have them reside and headquartered in their jurisdictions.
Or, all that is here is some guy's hyperboles.
Bottom line is, the letter made me feel like my country is a bit pathetic and behind the times. Other countries are seeking ways to dethrone the USD. Many scoff and think that's impossible. Look, USD isn't going anywhere as long as the country stands. But, to think it won't lose dominance by having terrible monetary policies is foolish.
I got this letter 2 months after Biden signed the order. Three weeks later than the date stamped saying something should happen in 7 days. Best of all, it's like they don't even know who already got the money. Or is this letter some sort of vanity thing?
'Murica, I guess.
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