One Law

Question: What does tax relief, health care, vietnam, and oil in the gulf of mexico have to do with each other?

Answer: Nothing!

Yet the Senate gave final approval to a bill that somehow affects at least 3 of the 4. It extends a number of tax credits, normalizes trade relations with Vietnam, and opens an area of the Gulf of Mexico to oil drilling. Health care is in the bill’s title.

Tax Relief and Health Care Act – Vote Agreed to (79-9, 12 Not Voting)

I could find some press that documents this, but nothing that really questions the practice of inserting unrelated riders into legislation. Why? Because it’s not only common practice, it’s essential to DC activity.

Whatcha gonna do?

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