The stupidity of mercantilism was known  before Ricardo, before Adam Smith. Why is it that some politicians still don't get it?
Unfortunately , there are all too many who think this way.
Explaining how  the "stimulus bill" is being crafted in the American political system. Bismark and sausages comes to mind.
And how  such bills are passed after crafting. Sausages probably get more scrutiny.
Where your tax money  goes after such lackadaisical scrutiny.
Surely stupidity, no, evil, like this  will wake people up to the insane nature of the war on drugs? No?
And finally , a fabulous time waster. The awful thing is that Netsmith is convinced that he's seen far worse, certainly listened to far worse.