Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Art of the Deal

No this isn't about Trump. Corruption in politics is a real problem, but I do think a pernicious impact of the goo-goos on our politics is that any deal-meaking is now seen as corrupt. Sure such deal-making can be corrupt, but there's a difference between "give some bacon to my district" and "give some bacon to my pals." The former is how politics works, the latter is corruption. Yes there are always going to be grey areas, but the existence of those grey areas should not obfuscate the fact that there is actually a difference.