Old joke about policy making:
A policy proposal is given to its subject matter expert for review. His verdict: "It's shit and it stinks."
His immediate manager decides that's too harsh, so he changes it to, "It's manure, and it smells."
HIS supervisor decides that's still to harsh, so he changes it to, "It's fertilizer, and it's strong."
And then the politician who originally proposed the legislation gives a speech about it, in which he declares, "My staff has reviewed this proposal, and they assure me it's a powerful policy that will promote growth."