Examples of wrong thinking:
Today I heard that Vancouver passed a "helmet law" and instead of people worrying about government intrusion in our personal lives they worried about poor people not being able to afford helmets. (Rest assured tax dollars are being used to buy helmets for "the poor")
I got a letter from Senator Smith indicating that he and Wyden "secured" $1.4 million for the Scoggins Dam project. (That's Hagg lake) I'm sure many people got this brochure and we so thankful instead of realizing that it's Smith who should be appreciative for being able to use the taxpayers dollars and somehow take credit for their appropriation.