I saw two things in the paper yesterday (the WSJ, no less) that made me curl my lip.
The first was a headline, something like "How Bush and Cheney Avoided the AMT". Well, duh, they did it the same way Mr. & Mrs. Oilman do it--they owe more under the "regular" rules. Last time I checked (although, hey, the man of the house does the taxes around here, so I could be wrong, but I DON'T THINK SO), you get to pay the greater of the AMT or the regular calculations, not the lesser. There's no "avoidance" involved. So what's up with the sensationalistic headline?
The second was a bit in an article about the new food pyramid. It might have been a quote, I don't remember, but I don't think it was. Anyhow, the sentence suggested that the new dietary guidelines were "putting the problem of obesity right back in the hands of the American people." Well, yeah, isn't that where the responsibility lies? What, you want the government to pop you on the wrist with a ruler when you eat that second donut? Heavens to betsy, people. Grow a spine and grow up.