And another count of you who've seen the credit card reporting section of the Congress' mortgage bailout bill.
- The cost of the bill (except for the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac provisions) is fully offset with a tax compliance provision from the President’s Budget (requiring credit card companies to report more information to the IRS about credit card transactions) and by delaying the effective date of a tax benefit for multinational companies that has not yet taken effect.
In local news, a state of emergency has been declared directed to all those not planning on attending the Jacobins show this coming Thursday the 31st at Eclipse Records. Drummer Corey Hammer has filed his resignation from the band, but will be fulfilling his contract and performing through his final two shows. Guitarist/vocalist Naight Bertiste will be holding tryouts for a new percussionist.
And please secure your availability this Saturday the 2nd, 8:30-9:30 PM so you're able to attend PABL's Maximum Verbosity's "All Rights Reserved: A Libertarian Rage" at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. If you'd like to be a puckered sphincter, you may attend a performance other than this Saturday's. It pains me to even attempt imagining what'll happen if you don't.