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View Diary: McCaskill: No jobs bill this year (199 comments)

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  •  Some jobs would be created immediately if (1+ / 0-)
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    fed civil service would hire 100 new patent analysts.  There is a monster backlog of patents sitting in that office probably including duplicate applications.  It's very costly to apply for a patent, and one shouldn't have to wait 3-5 years for a clearance and patent, especially not in this rapidly advancing technological world.  Bush allowed the backlog to build by failing to approve budget increases needed to provide additional staff.  

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