Legislators name their own acts. It wasn’t the media that dubbed it the “Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act” that was the name it was passed and signed under.
But I agree with the point your are making. That is why I called “the Patriot Act” the “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel Act”. Who doesn’t like the name? Who is against patriotism?
I imagine some time in the future there might well be a “Defense of Motherhood and Apple Pie for America Act” or some such idiocy.
What is in a name? An Act by any other name would smell just as putrid.
Well, if we are going to live in a “any and all taxes are fair game” system, then I’m going to have to go stealth and defend my personal finances against the thieves. I used to have a moral objection to tax cheating; I now no longer feel that way.