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milker bill

milker bill
 n.— «politicians routinely submit legislative bills that would take money from various persons or groups, and then withdraw them once (constitutionally protected) payments are made. These bills go by different names. In California they are called “juice bills,” referring to their ability to squeeze those who would lose from taxation unless they pay up. In Illinois, they are called “fetcher bills,” for their ability to fetch money from otherwise victimized taxpayers who pay to avoid the greater financial pain. “Milker” bills is another term used, for obvious reasons.» —“What’s Mine Is Theirs: The Ever-Shimmering Mirage of Lasting Tax Reform” by Fred S. McChesney Library of Economics and Liberty Apr. 4, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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