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Junk Laws

retiredfire Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 8:49 AM
Sorry, can't muster any outrage over this. Unless you think every single dollar the Federal Government spends is absolutely necessary, and any reduction in the amount forcibly taken from a business (which BTW comes from the consumer, anyway) must be replenished from somewhere else, allowing businesses to keep more of their own money is a good thing. Outrage should be reserved for such things as those that were attempted to have been included in the Sandy "relief" bill, that were direct transfers of taxpayer dollars to pet projects and government spending, taking advantage of a bill's claim to be "helping".

We have junk food, junk mail and junk bonds.

Now, thanks to our dysfunctional and devious Congress, we have junk laws like the “Taxpayer Relief Act.”

Junk laws are really nothing new. The people we send to Washington to represent us have been passing legislation larded with pork or special privileges for their friends in business, agriculture and labor since the country was born.

Insiders have always known how this cynical bipartisan game is played. But now, thanks to the failure of Congress to deal with the government debt crisis it in large part created, the average...