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A bipartisan ripoff


As Will Rogers said years ago, "This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer."

That's how I felt when Congress held a rare New Year's Day session to pass an even-rarer bipartisan agreement. I'm not one to moan about the lack of bipartisanship in Washington, because when the two parties actually agree on something, it usually involves either putting America into war or handing out goodies to big corporations – or both.

On the surface, this Congressional get-together looked okay, for they met to pass the "American Taxpayer Relief Act," widely touted as a deal to benefit the middle class...