The so-called “Great Colorado Payback,” the troubled program run by Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton to reunite Coloradans with lost funds that has been the focus of a good deal of negative press as complaints and wait times have piled up, has a more fundamental problem:
This was brought to our attention several days ago, but we waited to post to make sure it wasn’t a temporary outage. It doesn’t appear to be the case. To be fair, the actual website for the Great Colorado Payback is still online, just not via the domain name they used in all the advertisements. Which is, needless to say, still pretty important.
On the upside, Stapleton’s management of the program has been bad enough that it would maybe be better for claimants to visit a dead link? At least that way they wouldn’t get their hopes up about getting their money in a timely fashion.
There are other metaphors lurking here, but you get the idea.