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Washington Monument Syndrome

The "Washington Monument Syndrome" refers to the tactic used by politicians and bureucrats to extort tax increases from the public. Whenever they are threatened with a tiny slowdown in the growth rate of government spending, borrowing, or taxation, the first thing they do is threaten to cancel whatever will inconvenience the public the most -- school buses, ambulance services, garbage collection, police, etc.