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    •  Makes no difference who wins (2+ / 0-)
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      Amber6541, mmacdDE

      That was the point of the new legislation—to try to give a potential winner the momentum to hit the ground at Inauguration running. Effectively it makes it obligatory to begin planning for a transition before you can have any clear idea of what will happen.

      •  I think it's bullshit (1+ / 0-)
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        PhilW

        give the money to the winner, and he has two and a half months to get it together.  If you don't have every single little minor appointment assigned by January 19, it's not a crisis.

        Hell, how long have we been dealing with vacant appointments due to GOP obstruction????  This is just politicians voting for more money for themselves.  More money to pay consultants; if Joe Senator doesn't run for president, he sure can get a cushy gig for a couple of months making bank.

        The self-interest and greed is mind boggling.

        "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

        by La Gitane on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:14:33 PM PST

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      •  Makes a huge difference (2+ / 0-)
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        DerAmi, ColoTim

        The Romney team of 500 was PREPARING TO BEGIN all the things that the Obama team of almost 500 DID.

        Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

        by blue aardvark on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 01:09:14 PM PST

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