I really don’t understand how our Senator Richard Burr doesn’t get more grief for his boneheaded proposals on major policy issues. Last year it was a health care reform plan that instituted new taxes on health benefits. Even his own party deep-sixed that one before it got out of the gate. Today it’s an alternative for the economic stimulus package that just got through the House (with Bush praising it along with House leaders). Burr would replace the “tax rebates of up to $600 for individuals and $1,200 for married couples, plus $300 per child” with a ten day sales tax holiday in April. Uh, yeah Richard. That sounds like just what I’d like to have instead of $600 in my pocket. A few bucks off some new slacks from Sears. I know Burr raises more money from big business than almost anyone else, but come on – doesn’t even the most bought-off politician have to put forward proposals that meet the laugh test at the very least? Burr would do better to focus on his latest effort, the Chimp Protection Bill.