Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Crying 'security'

And now candidates are crying "security" to win elections... It works on both sides apparently.


WSJ.com - Companies Cry 'Security' to Get A Break From the Government

In Kansas, utilities want to raise rates without having to tell their customers why. Elsewhere, grocers and mall owners seek tax breaks for equipment purchases. And at sports arenas, teams want to keep banner-trailing planes away from their stadiums.

Sept. 11 to the rescue.

Across America, special-interest groups are using the threat of terrorism to help them get what they want from elected officials. In framing their requests as being in the interests of national security, these groups are benefiting from lawmakers' fear of another terrorist attack in the U.S.

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