Originally Posted by cdcox
The checks are automated. If they weren't able to put up a functioning web site with 3 years notice, do you really think they should attempt to cobble together financial software overnight? That would not end well. I don't think cutting entitlements or other automated payments is a viable option.
If you kept reading you'll see I said that it would take time for a long term solution but a band aid emergency fix is very likely possible. Without intimate knowledge of the system none of us can say for sure either way.
BTW my understanding of the system is that it doesn't "cut checks" it operates more like ACH (or probably EXACTLY like ACH) in that you have approved transactions that come in to the system requesting money and the money goes out. To get an emergency fix, you'd have to stop the various systems you don't want to pay on from requesting.