The Czar took the Цесаревич for a damn nice flat top haircut today. While the Czar thundered in a rage whilst sitting in the chair, his barber asked him if he heard about HR 4646, presently in committee. Though quite a bit younger than the Czar, his barber is considerably elderly, and this bill has his fellow seniors quite worried. They are all emailing each other about it.
The bill, his barber explained, will put a 1% tax on all banking transactions. Put a thousand dollars into the bank, the Feds get $10 of your money. Take $100 out to pay your bills, and a buck goes to the government. Imagine, the barber said, what this will do to your senions on a fixed income. No hoax, the barber added, The bill was reviewed by Snopes.com, and its true!
The Czar is happy to report the bill is not true. Sure, it existedin 2010 as a proposed replacement for the entire income tax system. It never made it out of committee. Relax, seniors: HR 4646 is done and gone.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.