The massive bailout bill that President Bush recently signed includes in its 400+ pages a bicycle tax credit. I had to check it out because I use a bike to commute the mile and a half to work each day. I found that will not help me because I do not spend enough money on my bike to make it worth while to fill out the paper work.
It is somewhat unsettling that a bill that was touted as necessary to keep the financial sky from falling contains provisions like the bike tax credit. How can one have any trust in the legislative process when what is supposed to be a really important bill gets stuffed with items like this?
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