Lawmakers’ reluctance to simply eliminate a subsidy without adding another in its place demonstrates how difficult it is for Washington to trim the federal largess that flows to any powerful interest group.
Big agriculture does not need my tax dollars, but that doesn't mean it won't keep getting them.
Meanwhile, an employee of the National Association of Realtors says the mortgage interest deduction of up to $1 million on first and second homes sustains "the foundation for a very stable, democratic country."
Seven-figure vacation houses are essential to the fabric of democracy? Time to modify this rule, if not end it outright.