It makes you wonder... at what point will he realize that he is part of The Machine?
Along about the time the 60's crowd realizes they can no longer trust themselves, since they're over 30.
Which is to say, never. They're so cute when they're clueless.
Tom's agent: "First I need to check your contract, talk to your lawyers, call your union rep and give the boys in Nashville a call. I'll get back to you and let you know if they'll all sign off on it, babes."
Yeah, it just goes to show that their primary motivation is nothing more than whining, complaining, and self-centered public displays.
Government workers are the epitome of The Machine. And while state government is necessary for public order, they are the top of the power structure. Perhaps Tom needs to change the name of his band to Rage Against The Taxpayers.