. . . Traditional politics is based on the practice known as logrolling. A politician approaches a colleague. He promises to vote for the colleague's bill if the colleague will reciprocate. The two bills must be non-controversial in each man's district. But most bills are. There are thousands of them introduced in every term of Congress. This is the politics of ‘yes.' ... The politics of ‘yes' is based on this justification to the folks back home. ‘I will bring home the loot.' The politics of ‘no' is based on this justification to the folks back home: ‘I will keep out the looters.'" . . . economist Gary North . . .