'Tis the season for holiday parties, family gatherings, binge drinking, and bad legislation. December is, for politicians, a very long Friday night, and Friday night is when scam bills are passed into law. Politicians, who mostly represent themselves, know that we don't pay attention to the news on Fridays or in December, so that's when we get fleeced. Budgets -- the most notorious acts of government -- are often passed on Friday at 11 p.m.
Since the political Friday lasts an entire month, let's pay attention this year.