March 30th, 2005

Another kind of corruption in need of a name

We tax your eyebrows off, and then give it back to you as Federal Funding -- *but*, you have to sign this Loyalty Oath to get your funding. Or refuse to teach Evolution, or whatever the Insanity Of The Month is right now.

Is there a name for this particular kind of extortion yet, or do we need to invent one? General consensus on my last such question is that there is *not* a name for I-make-the-laws-so-what-I-do-is-legal, so I'll have to invent one. "Banana Republicans" is good, but refers to a particular group of sinners, not the name of the sin.