The fact that these benefits get enacted at all, for anybody, speaks to the need for them in the first place, and the negative aspects of taxes. The fact that they only go to certain people.... well, now, that is called corruption.
"Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. . . . Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness."
~Orwell, Politics and the English Language
Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.
Yes, but the culture is more to do with the underlings, the creative talent.The execs control the purse strings.
I mean, I share much of your criticism of Hollywood, I really do, but I think this is slightly exaggerated.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."