In an age of money-dominated politics, that warning may, indeed, be valid - at least in the short term. The trick for severance tax reformers, then, will be to find ways of making deals with their enemies, while not making their enemies stronger in the process.
David Sirota is the best-selling author of the books "Hostile Takeover" (2006) and "The Uprising" (2008). To comment, e-mail Insight at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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