Opinion: In Congress, the name of a bill may have nothing to do with what's in it. It's all about salesmanship

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Quick quiz: What's the name of the compromise climate bill that U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, last week agreed to support?

Hint: In addition to being the most significant climate change-curbing legislation in U.S. history, the bill also gives the federal government leeway to negotiate Medicare prescription drug prices, solidifies an expansion of access to Obamacare and sets a 15% minimum tax on corporations that make more than a billion dollars in profits.

What's that? You're stumped? That's not a surprise.

The measure is called the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. It's a head-scratcher for those who assume that a bill name will reflect the main gist of the bill.

On The Wall Street Journal opinion page, investment firm founder Stephen Miran called the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 "an inaptly named measure."