This is a great George Will Newsweek essay. He considers the public financing of presidential campaigns by pointing out that the political class adopted for itself an entitlement, and they are not about to give it up. This despite the fact that only 11% of the public allows the $3 to be taken from their taxes through the sneaky income tax checkoff (which has gone from $1 to $3 to increase the amount of money since so few people were allowing it). So now some Republicans want to raise it to $10. Outrageous. Read it all.