Trump’s long-promised $200 bribe to seniors isn’t happening

 Trump’s long-promised $200 bribe to seniors isn’t happening

That’s despite the fact that Trump and the administration insisted it was still happening as recently as the middle of December, when Bloomberg reported that the administration was planning to mail the cards beginning Jan. 1. At that point, the Special Interest Group for Inventory Information Approval System Standards, or SIGIS, had given the go-ahead and were apparently on board. SIGIS works with the federal government to provides debit cards for tax-exempt medical expenses, and were presumably going to provide these cards. They never got that far.

Between Trump being too busy holed up with Rudy Giuliani cooking up crazy election fraud and conspiracy theories and then planning an insurrection, he and the White House lost interest. The Treasury and IRS were busy getting out stimulus checks and many of the officials needed to push the program through were leaving the administration. They’re throwing in the towel entirely now, mostly because of this: “Trump officials began questioning whether the Trump administration was rushing to lay the groundwork for announcement letters and cards that couldn’t be sent until February or March and would go out bearing Biden’s name instead.”

And with that, the door is permanently closed on Trump’s never-appearing but always just-about-to-happen healthcare plan.

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