Steel Tariffs – An Example of Why I hate Politics

I hate stuff like this. Should politicians be making economic decisions based on who they need to vote for them? I don't think so. Some of you think I despise all government action against business, but I don't. I am not unconditionally opposed to taxes, regulations, and other government interference in business because they can be used to correct negative externalities, and improve access to information, which improves capitalism. What I don't like is that these things are structured such that they skew economic decisions, and they are often target for/against specific industries or companies as a political reward or punishement. An accounting professor of mine in B-school used to talk about "shotgun" laws, which are intended to be general, but actually don't apply to one or two companies because of certain clauses. Such things should be unconstitutional.