“When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers,” says an old Hindu proverb. You might say the same of when they dance.
Currently, big business and big government are in a weird state of sexual tension in which they sometimes fight and sometimes engage in a sort of passionate lovemaking–like two tyrannosaurs who can’t decide whether to mate or eat each other.
Of course, it’s not the taxpayers who are suckers. Suckers give of their own free will. We are compelled to give at gunpoint: to gigantic corporations–by the state.
But giant corporations need it. How else would CEO pay have risen 11% in 2010 if not by extracting corporate welfare from your pocket at gunpoint?