At least the wait time for the automated IRS hotline has dropped down to the point that I could work through the voice mail and figure out what’s going on with that damn stimulus money. The check won’t be mailed out until next week and if there’s a problem, the IRS can’t take action on the stimulus until a month after that. All that electronic transfer information I included on my electronically-filed tax return? Disregarded. It’s getting to be mighty inconvenient to take free money from the government. Actually, I wouldn’t be so irritated by this if I’d have received the notice in the mail that the IRS claims to have sent me. But the government lies, it lies like a rug.