This is not explicitly stupid on its face, but a friend who suffered a very tragic accident (fell off an improperly repaired fire escape that was used as a general smoking/cell phone/cool down area at a local bar - she broke her back and neck and is forever confined to a wheelchair) recently went down to the state house to argue for a bill to raise non-economic damage caps in civil cases.
Everyone is applauding her ("Make changes, girl!" and "Fingers crossed!"). Many of these folks are 30-something arts major types, very liberal, with crappy jobs and high student debt and generally like to complain about the system.
Don't these people know this only raises their insurance premiums, and that non-economic damages are BS anyways? Just a lottery system for people who have been through bad shit. I feel terrible for this girl, and I think I can't possibly post in the thread because it will come off as insensitive, but making law based on emotion is how you end up in a pickle of shit.