The House Republicans tried to combine The Legend of Zelda and tax policy today, and unsurprisingly, nothing came of it but a steaming pile of dubious food. In a short memo outlining what the House was proposing in the way of tax reforms, someone who obviously had never picked up a controller before and assuredly thinks that Zelda is a young boy in green clothes typed up some gems that perhaps could have done with a little fact checking:

“The Legend of Zelda series is Nintendo’s best-selling video game franchise enjoyed by more than two generations of gamers. The action-adventure game was released in 1986, only one year after Nintendo’s founding in 1985. And you know what else was released in 1986? Yeah, you do. The last major reform to the American tax code was signed into law in 1986.”

Not only is Zelda not Nintendo’s best selling franchise, but the company had existed for almost a century beforehand. Unfortunately, someone in the GOP must gave realized their blunder, and the post was taken down almost as soon as it went up. Anyone (un?)lucky enough to have read it that has any screenshots, please feel free to share.

Source: House Republicans (via Kotaku)

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