‘Tis a vicious circle. By denying states and communities adequate funds to pay for necessary services, Congress is forcing communities to sell off their birthright and let nature be despoiled by corporate extractors who then transfer their profits to other venues. It is a lose lose proposition and the evidence is the accumulation of money in a few coffers. The accumulation of money is not the motivation; it is the disguise and the visible result. The motivation is to acquire something for nothing (theft), the predator’s mode, surreptitiously. Money makes it possible to hide what is going on, even as it makes visible the results.