Filed under: Creative Activism, Publicity Stunts
From Tim Jackson:
It’s the Million Mustache March in support of the Stache Act – a simple request for a tax deduction stimulus for the cost of maintaining facial hair. Sounds reasonable…
Join the Movement to Seek Tax Equity for People of Facial Hair
From AmericanMustacheInstitute.org website:
On President’s Day 2012, The American Mustache Institute introduced the Million Mustache March in support of the Stimulus To Allow Critical Hair Expenses, or the STACHE Act. If adopted by Congress, the STACHE Act would provide up to a $250.00 annual tax refund for Mustached Americans. Americans can participate by:
Visiting StacheAct.com where you can add a past presidential mustache to a Facebook photo; Or, by joining the American Mustache Institute in Washington, D.C., on April 1 for a physical march of one million Mustached Americans from the U.S. Capitol to the White House.
For every Million Mustache March participant, America’s leading tax authority – H&R Block – will make contributions to Millions From One — which delivers clean drinking water to those who cannot obtain it themselves.
The STACHE Act is based on the celebrated white paper “Mustached Americans And The Triple Bottom Line”. Written by noted tax policy professor Dr. John Yeutter, Ph.D., CFP®, Associate Professor of Accounting and Tax Policy at Northeastern State University, it argues that the social and environmental benefits to mustache growth and maintenance provide a service to the U.S. economy.
“Given the clear link between the growing and maintenance of mustaches and incremental income … mustache maintenance costs qualify for and should be considered as a deductible expense …,” Dr. Yeutter wrote.
All Americans are invited to participate in perhaps the most important movement in the history of movements – to help ensure for the fair taxation of Mustached Americans, and at the same time, help deliver clean drinking water to those who cannot obtain it themselves.