Here's an interesting article in the Globe and Mail talking about the why it is important to do a bit more thinking before making changes to laws and tax codes. The discussion stems from a proposal to hike the rates at which capital gains are taxes.
Here is the article.
A lot of people tend to take a simplistic view of things and tend to make snap judgements about whether something is a good idea or not. This if often coloured by their own situations, experiences, biases and political and financial affiliations. Something we all need to learn to do is to step back and take a "bigger picture" view of the situation.