January’s record box-office numbers didn’t play too well in Washington. On Tuesday lawmakers voted to remove a provision in the economic stimulus package that would have provided tax breaks on new film projects. From the LA Times:
The Senate voted 52 to 45 to remove the provision — 13 Democrats and one independent, Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, joined with 38 Republicans to pass Coburn’s amendment removing the studios’ tax breaks from the legislation.
“Hollywood’s doing OK,” McCain said.
Thanks a lot, jackass.