Sometimes subtle changes in law have the most profound, long-lasting implications. One such was when President Kennedy, contravening the pre-existing consensus (which had included such Democratic stalwarts as Presidents Roosevelt and Truman) against legalizing government unions, waived them into law; that change effectively created the public-employee unions that have dwarfed all other political donors in the decades since. They, in turn, virtually uniformly support big-government Democrats and tilt the table in favor of the growth of the blue model of governance. Now most government employees are overpaid relative to their private-sector counterparts and have vastly less personal accountability for the results of their work.
What I have in mind is a change in tax law that I think would h...Read More