Author Topic: Proposed $250 tax credit for mustaches!  (Read 2859 times)

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Proposed $250 tax credit for mustaches!
« on: March 01, 2012, 02:06:57 AM »
Although not an actual antimustachian type of news article, I had to place this here for lack of a better subforum as it's just so darn amusing:

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Rep. Roscoe Bartlett has introduced the Stimulus To Allow Critical Hair Expenses Act or STACHE Act to give people with mustaches a $250 tax break each year.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/29/gop-lawmaker-proposes-tax-breaks-for-mustaches/

This is obviously a man after our own hearts.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2012, 02:08:30 AM by I.P. Daley »

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Re: Proposed $250 tax credit for mustaches!
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 08:07:19 AM »
Hah.  It said he didn't necessarily endorse it, just introduce it.  Probably a favor to some constituent.

Sounded like an article from The Onion.  The things that happen in our government.
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Re: Proposed $250 tax credit for mustaches!
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 08:47:06 AM »
Now that I'm awake during the light of day and re-examining this particular story, it's actually starting to look like a genuine case of rather antimustachian abuse of our overpaid government officials times for the purpose of advertising H&R Blockhead's tax services through a viral marketing campaign under the guise of political satire.

Clever political satire of how ridiculous, over the top and easily swayed our representatives are to literally offer up the most worthless of bought-off pet legislation to be reviewed and/or voted on is one thing, so is a clever viral marketing ad (it may not make me want to buy the product, but I appreciate the creativity, invisible effort and psychological science that went into some of them)... but when you actually waste Capitol Hill's time for a publicity stunt just to sell your low quality accounting services? It's raising the blood pressure just a bit.