Mustache advocacy group seeks tax break

ST. LOUIS (AP) — It's time that mustached Americans got in on the stimulus money.

At least that's the proposal being pushed by tax policy professor John Yeutter and the St. Louis-based American Mustache Institute. The tongue-in-cheek group dubs itself "the world's only facial hair advocacy and research organization."

On the eve of the deadline to file income tax returns, the professor and the AMI are pushing for a $250 annual tax incentive for people with mustaches. The funds would be used for mustache grooming supplies.

The AMI said the current system "provides a disincentive for the clean-shaven to enjoy the mustached American lifestyle."

The AMI said the stimulus money could be used not only for trimming instruments but for wax, combs and mirrors.

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