If you do not understand the problem with the aristocracy, then I'm not sure you'll ever understand the virtues of the free market.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
This case isn't much different. He makes sure everyone can see that he is lowering the rates, but all the while he is taking all these steps to bring in more money to the government from these same people. He doesn't make for a very good magician, but he seems to trick enough people, I suppose.