Friday, October 3, 2008

The Sausage Factory

The bailout passed, and has already been signed by the President.

It wasn't easy, and required some extra "help" if you know what I mean.

You don't?


CNN lists the special earmarks included that made it just a little easier for House members to vote for the bill this time around, having voted against it just a few days earlier.

They include favorable tax treatment for children's arrows (I am NOT making this up), accelerated deductions for race track owners (ditto) and a wool subsidy that was probably created three wars ago.

It all brings to mind German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck's famous quote about laws being like sausages. It's better not to see them get made.

Happy Friday!

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