Fat cats, big dogs, and campaign finance reform

posted by
January 5, 2011
Independent Institute
by Mary Theroux  
Posted in Commentary

"Once again, the limit to which political favors can be repaid with taxpayer money is being reached. This time, big dogs: bloated union contracts have exceeded the ability of the tax base to bear them. Last time, fat cats: the bubble created by favorable regulations for yet another industry — Savings & Loan; Housing; Energy — burst, leaving the public holding the losses. As the late Harry Browne used to say, if there are packs of wild dogs roaming streets strewn with raw meat, you don’t blame the dogs." (01/04/11)


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