Saturday, February 2, 2008

Herman Melville would be proud...

Lots of people, including some presidential candidates who shall remain unnamed, are all gung ho about simplifying the tax code.  I just can't get on board with that, especially since it might mean missing out on little nuggets like this one:

Are you kidding me?  Only "certain" whaling captains can take advantage of this deduction, and only if they engaged in "Native Alaskan subsistence bowhead whale hunting activities"?  Where's the love for the rest of our nation's whaling captains, who surely must number in the hundreds of thousands?  But don't worry, if you have any questions about the deduction, you can consult Publication 526 for all the details!


4 comments:

Andrea said...

I thought this was going to be our little secret, Dan! I can't believe you shared this with everyone else.

Lessie Louie said...

Dan, I love your blog. I had forgotten all about the "Many are called but few are frozen" from the groundbreaking so many years ago. And now I have a strange desire to head north and take to the seas.... Anything for a tax break. The symphony took out 25% of my opera check for taxes--is that normal?

Lisa said...

I just read this to Shawn and I have to say we're laughing pretty hard right now!

LL said...

Boy am I in the wrong business. Maybe I'll take up whaling. :-)