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Legislators are increasingly resorting to scare tactics in order to raise taxes and prevent sensible reform. And unfortunately, writes Steven Greenhut, the media reliably champions these efforts and helps keep the rest of us from behaving as any normal people should—by laughing out loud at the vulgarity of the money-grubbing and by pointing out some fairly obvious facts.