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Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree: A New Record For DC Cynicism?

Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree: A New Record For DC Cynicism?

Every year, corporate lobbyists look for must-pass budget bills to attach riders to that help pad their companies' profits with specially designed tax loopholes or subsidies. These insider deals would make any normal ethical person blush, but they are part and parcel of a DC culture which has grown steadily more corrupt over the last 35 decades. In token of the season, here's this year's American Family Voices version of O Christmas Tree: An Ode to this appalling practice