Dear Editor: The Stick and the Carrot
January 12, 2022
THE STICK AND THE CARROT: Dishonesty in politics is a given. Those running for office have always whispered sweet nothings into our ears (the carrot). Promises that once in office, they either can’t convert or they just blow them off (the stick). The carrot is also used to get public support for passing a bill. The bill is introduced by the talking heads heralding the good parts (the carrot), but you never hear about the sticks.
The Build Back Better Act is no different. This bill is 2,135 pages. You have no doubt heard of the carrots of this bill from the talking heads on t...