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Junk Laws

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 2:30 AM
Its the only way they can get some people to vote for the bills. Mr. X will only vote if there is something in it for his district. And it is done on every bill. Yes, it is a sad state of affairs.

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...