Can’t pass a bill the first time? No problem. Nothing makes congressmen forget their principles like riders. Add an unrelated solar energy subsidy here (Sounds like something we should do in an energy bill.) a unrelated tax break there (I’m all for lower taxes, but doesn’t that belong in a tax bill?) and viola, most congress men and woman are completely blinded by the unrelated treats to notice that the bill they are passing tramples many if not all of their core beliefs (or at least what they claim are their core beliefs while campaigning).