Friday, May 05, 2006

First Weekly "What the Heck?" Award Winner

I have thought about doing this now for a couple of weeks, but I held off doing it because I could not find that one “right” story that would start off the weekly awards with a bang (pun intended). Until now. So without further ado, I present my first Weekly “What the Heck?” award to the government of Australia and their Tax Officers. This award shows the idiocy of governments from around the world for their unbelievable actions that are taken. This award shows us just why we should question our government leaders as to just what the heck they think they are doing.

So here is the very first winner: The Australian Taxation Office.
What have they done? You can click on the link to read the whole story but the short version is that they are allowing prostitutes, strippers and lap dancers to claim sex toys, condoms, gels , oils and lingerie on their tax forms as deductions for “work related expenses”.

So congratulations to the Australian Taxation Office for being the first winner of the “What the Heck?” award.

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