With all the problems facing this country, this is a priority?
The American Mustache institute earlier today made this surprising announcement:
After barnstorming the Nation’s Capitol in support of the proposed Stache Act (details and white paper here), the office of of [sic] Maryland 6th district U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett informed the American Mustache Institute that the congressman has begun the process of ensuring the‘Stache Act becomes law by passing the proposal to the House Ways and Means Committee for study — an essential first step for tax legislation.
The surprising thing is not that a congressman—Rep. Bartlett, a Republican—would support the creation of another tax loophole. “The Stache Act (Stimulus to Allow for Critical Hair Expenses) aims to earn a well-deserved $250 annual tax deduction for every Mustached American for expenditures on mustache grooming supplies,” the website reads.
Forget the lunacy of creating such a tax break, being pushed through by lobbyists as another one of our elected leaders bends over and lets them give it to him. Instead the real audacity of this legislation is the sexually discriminating nature of it. Why should men get a tax deduction on mustache grooming, yet women can't get one for hair coloring and what not? Sounds like another case of the sexist GOP in action if you ask me.