House Republicans Make a Legend of Zelda Reference With Tax Reform Proposal

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In today’s episode of “How Do You Do, Fellow Kids?” we’re covering an interesting yet silly-named document House Republicans have put out on tax reform.

The document points to the original Legend of Zelda game being released back in 1986, the last year tax reform law was enacted.

While there are a multitude of reasons why tax reform in the United States is desperately needed (and you’re probably an idiot for not wanting a simpler and more intuitive tax system), the document also notes the game came out “one year after Nintendo’s founding in 1985.”

For those of us who don’t follow every little nugget of history from game companies, Nintendo actually started operation back in 1889 as a hanafuda playing card production company – you know, before frivolous things like televisions and video games.

Sadly, their attempt at connecting with a younger voter base had a goofy mistake.

Hey, maybe someday we’ll have a tax system that doesn’t require you hiring someone whose entire career is based on deducing whatever the hell the tax laws mean, just to file your taxes.

Brandon Orselli


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