Now buried in the middle of a story about President Obama trying to provide more incentives for retirement savings, we find this nugget of fool's gold at The Hill:
President Barack Obama announced a series of policy changes Saturday aimed at making it easier for Americans to save money for retirement.
Among the changes are expanded access to 401k plans, small tax policy changes and a pledge to let workers convert vacation days into retirement savings.
The president framed the new policies as a response to the recession....
Second, a checkbox will be added to tax forms letting Americans receive their tax refund as a savings bond.
The neat part about this--from the State's perspective--is that not only will millions of unwary Americans bite on this tactic voluntarily, it will have established the principle that the government does not have to give you your tax refund in cash.
Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.