Misc tax articles

So much to say but too little time... Check out these articles:

Health takeover to penalize marriage: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126281943134818675.html (Note the twisted logic and numerous perverse incentives! Also recall that the government will destroy private insurance and force people to take these "subsidies".)

IRS to require certification of tax preparers: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/04/irs-regulate-paid-tax-preparers/ and http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2010/01/04/preparers-face-tough-irs-rules (Wouldn't it be great to see massive non-compliance?)

Cell phones are the fastest growing form of welfare: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/07/tracking-taxes-cell-phones-new-wireless-welfare/ Just why the heck do the poor need a cell phone anyway?