Rent-seeking opponents of repealing the gas tax are getting desperate use of taxpayer dollars for political advocacy is strictly prohibited by law. ■ By Jon Coupal / Contributed There’s an old saying in business: Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door. But not everyone builds their success on creating better products or providing better services. There are some that specialize in manipulating the laws and the government as a strategy for increasing profits. This has sometimes been called “rent seeking,” in the sense that it might apply to a storybook troll under a bridge, collecting “rent” as if he owned the right of way. There are trolls under the bridges in California this

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