The problem is that when it comes tort "reform", Congress will only support it if it's designed to protect the special interests like the NRA, DOW Chemical, ENRON, etc ... but when it comes to special interests suing individuals being the individual's pay, this same government will either take a hands-off approach or, like they did in the past, support more punitive legislation against the consumer. It's a lose-lose situation all the way given that our government has turned too Machievellian to the point that those with the biggest money bags are deemed the winners who pull themselves up by their bootstraps the most whereas the rest of us are deemed the losers who are labelled too lazy and ripe for total persecution no matter how hard we work and no matter how honestly we do it. George Lakoff's best seller "Don't Think of an Elephant!" and Thomas Frank's "One Market Under God" shed light on the makeup of this destructive behavior and I strongly recommend it if we are to understand and reframe and take back our freedom and privacy rights once and for all.
[edited by maximumpayne on 30.04.2006 16:40]