I am attaching a Bloomberg story about how Bank of America noticed that credit card defaults went DOWN because of tax refunds. This is a great example of how the government made a mistake giving that money to the banks directly and not the people. When money is given to the people, it tends to end up at the banks anyway in the form of mortgage payments or refund checks thereby not only saving the system, but saving credit ratings of consumers also.
A thank you goes out to Peter Eichenbaum from Bloomberg.
Anyway, here is the story.
Bank of America credit card story