Wednesday, February 10, 2010

John Stossel explains why the laws are so complicated

I've always had a frustration with the increasely complicated government laws that get passed every year. I had never really thought about why Congress keeps making the laws more and more obscure and confusing.

John Stossel has a great column explaining The real reason politicians like complicated tax and regulatory schemes. He concludes with:

Let's not be misled. Government is as manipulative with selective tax credits as it is with cash subsidies. It would be more efficient to cut taxes across the board. Why should there be favoritism?
Because politicians like it. Big, complicated government gives them opportunities to do favors for their friends.


Now you know.

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