Originally Posted by Rohirrim
Well, if that's the case, sink it, along with some of the other bull**** mentioned in that article:
This is a curious charge: class warfare seems to be a one-way street in American politics. Over the past 30 years, the superwealthy have waged far more effective warfare against the poor and the middle class, via their tools in Congress, than the other way around. How else can one explain the fact that the oil companies, despite elephantine profits, are still subsidized by the federal government? How else can one explain the fact that hedge-fund managers pay lower tax rates than their file clerks? Or that farm subsidies originally meant for family farmers go to huge corporations that hardly need the help?
Just kidding. We know that **** will never get touched.
That's the main problem with the federal government. Once something's enacted, it's essentially eternal. No matter the original intent or need. Whether it works, once worked, or never did. It lives on regardless.