Federal Judge Rules Tax Payers Must Fund 2,000,000 Stimulus Checks … For Inmates, Each & Every One Of Them
Leave it to the federal government to be over generous with your money. I do not even know where to begin. Prisoners are already costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars a year. They break the law, or the ‘social contract’ as the left likes to call it, and the honest people (you and I) get to pay for their room, board, healthcare and ‘security.’
According to the California Legislative Analysis Office, it costs taxpayers over $80,000 PER INMATE, each year to keep a criminal locked up in the People’s Republic of California. I would love to know whose bright idea it was to tax more tax payer money and give it to inmates under the guise of it being economic ‘stimulus’ … considering they are locked up and can not even spend the God forsaken money.
This country is so upside down, I am literally (almost literally) speechless. This all stems from legislators like Nancy Pelosi thinking that all the money that Americans generate belongs to her and that it is her role to dole out each dollar. She also seems to believe she should be thanked for giving us back some of our hard earned wages:
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[Opinion] A federal judge has ruled that denying stimulus checks to incarcerated individuals is illegal. Quick. Call my stockbroker. I want to buy stock in companies that make slim jims, crowbars, lock picks, and screwdrivers.
‘The Los Angeles Times reports Judge Phyllis Hamilton ruled in favor of a class-action lawsuit filed by two Californians. Hamilton found nothing in the Cares Act, passed earlier this year, that barred jail and prison inmates from receiving stimulus checks.’ WTSP reported.
The article went on to explain, ‘the IRS has gone back and forth on the issue. It initially sent payments to about 85,000 inmates, totaling about $100 million. But the agency changed its mind in May, banning checks for prisoners and asking those who already received them to send the money back. The IRS even threatened to charge prisoners who sought the payments with fraud.
In August, inmates Colin Scholl and Lisa Strawn filed a lawsuit against the government, arguing that more than 2 million incarcerated people nationwide are entitled to stimulus payments. In September, Judge Hamilton gave the two sides time to work out an agreement, but they failed to do so.’
Do you have any idea how much money we are talking about here? 2,000,000 x $1,200 is a whopping $2,400,000,000.00, or $2.4 BILLION dollars in payments to convicted criminals … who are currently in prison.
The government immediately filed an appeal. They have asked for an injunction to put off payments while their appeal is ruled on.
The entire premise of the ‘stimulus’ was to help out working families and give them money to spend in shops and business to jump start the economy. People who, through no fault of their own were not working, and others affected by the shutdowns. I don’t believe they were thinking about criminals who are locked up when the bill was drafted.
Yaman Salahi, partner at the law firm Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein was the law firm who won the suit.
“[Incarcerated people] rely heavily on their loved ones on the outside for support, and those are the same people who are less and less able to provide that support during the pandemic.”
New York Post reported:
“Hamilton set an Oct. 24 deadline for the IRS to reconsider sending the payments to locked-up individuals whose checks have been withheld, intercepted, or returned. Incarcerated people who didn’t file a 2018 or 2019 income tax return — which would allow the IRS to automatically distribute their checks — have until Oct. 30 to submit paperwork to claim the money.”
Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said that the decision by the administration not to issue checks to inmates was capricious and arbitrary. She then ordered the IRS to issue the checks.
The federal government in response filed an appeal of the judge’s rulings.
According to CNBC, the IRS stated, “The government has filed an appeal and request to stay the preliminary injunction. Any updates regarding the appeal will be posted on this webpage.”
The outlet reported that those prisoners who are eligible and do not receive their stimulus payments this year will be able to receive a credit for those funds when filing their 2020 tax returns.
If you ever wondered how this nation became indebted in the tens of trillions of dollars, keep this story bookmarked and look back on it from time to time. This is just beyond the.