It tilts me whenever I hear some conservative counter a rich person advocating higher taxes on the rich with the rebuttal “well nothing is stopping you from sending more money to the IRS”
Likewise I flinch whenever some liberal media makes a big deal over a Republican congressperson trying to get some stimulus money for their district even though they voted against the stimulus.
Both criticisms are moronic hogwash. The fact that someone does not pay extra taxes, or seeks out stimulus money that has already been voted for does nothing to negate their positions on these subjects.
If we could get people who don’t realize fallacies like this to go away, the country would be better off almost regardless of our political system.