19 January, 2007

Good on Them

Two congrats have to go out today and the first is:
Inside the Beltway

Real reform

Americans devote an estimated 7.4 billion hours each year trying to figure out what they owe Uncle Sam in taxes.

Now, Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, is reintroducing legislation that would "terminate" the entire tax code as we know it (or as we rely on H&R Block to figure out for us).

"Today's tax code is ... impossibly complex," says Mr. Goodlatte, explaining that his Tax Code Termination Act would abolish the Internal Revenue Code by the end of 2010, after calling on Congress to approve a new federal tax system by July of that year.
The second, well that relates to a post above:
Inside Politics

Gala rocked
Hours after Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, kicked off his second full term in office, Ted Nugent helped him celebrate at a black-tie gala, but not all attendees were pleased by the rocker's performance.

Using machine guns as props, Mr. Nugent, 58, appeared onstage as the final act of the inaugural ball wearing a cutoff T-shirt emblazoned with the Confederate flag and shouting offensive remarks about non-English speakers, said people who were in attendance.

Mr. Perry's spokesman, Robert Black, downplayed the Tuesday night incident.

"Ted Nugent is a good friend of the governor's. He asked him if he would play at the inaugural. He didn't put any stipulation of what he would play," Mr. Black said.

Others said the appearance was inappropriate, the Associated Press reports.
Smiles first thing in the morning are a good- especially when baring teeth...


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