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  •  There are some technical issues where (4+ / 0-)
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    jamess, subtropolis, Nowhere Man, LNK

    it is probably better to let outside consultants (e.g. lobbyists) write the bills.

    I had to deal with the portions of the Patriot Act that dealt with biosafety and it was ludicrous. The thing was written in a hurry by congressional staffers who probably had never had a real science class in their lives. If they had asked the American Society of Microbiology or some group like that to draft it they might have ended up with a halfway workable bill.

    I don't even have a problem with business groups drafting legislation. They may understand the issue better than anyone else. I just want to know who they are.

    If I know that Goldman Sachs is drafting a bill to regulate Wall Street banks then I know how I expect my elected representatives to vote.

    •  so (4+ / 0-)
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      Andrew F Cockburn, grrr, elwior, LNK

      Rep Rachel Burgin should have left in that original paragraph,

      in the proposed Bill?

      Would that be enough of an Identifier?

      Or should there be more specific call out labels on the cover page, like:

      Researched By: ____

      Sponsored By: ____

      With the Purpose of:  ____

      What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
      -- Maslow ...... my list.

      by jamess on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 06:32:17 PM PST

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