When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Run to the Gov't...?
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Are Big Business and Big Government enemies? According to journalist and author Tim Carney, that story is a myth. Both Republicans and Democrats bilk taxpayers to benefit their corporate allies and K Street lobbyists, whether the issue is health care reform, climate change, or defense spending.The Obama administration's bailouts and "stimulus" package(s) have taken the taxpayer-bilking to historic levels -- a remarkable achievement, considering the previous administration. And at the same time the president promises his health care overhaul will put patients first, the legislation he supports has corporate lobbyists once again lined up at the trough.