"Politicians are a craven lot. They can't tell the people anything true that the people would actually like, so they have to be creative in how they lie to them, since they're actually going to vote on behalf of the people who bought them. That puts them in a little bit of a bind to have anything to talk about. What they're going to do is what the corporations want them to do. So they give you some jive."
Stephen Gaskin, An Outlaw In My Heart, pp. 47-48