The midterm elections’ “red trickle” has not curbed some Democrats’ enthusiasm to begin proposing controversial legislation. One of the most divisive and consequential is the proposed windfall tax on energy companies. Proposals from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) have gained the tacit support of President Joe Biden but are unlikely to pass congress. Washington does what it does best: political theater and posturing. However, just because a bad idea isn’t translating into policy, doesn’t mean it’s not worth refuting.