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  •  The "Stimulus" of 2009 tried to do just this... (4+ / 0-)
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    The official name was the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, so there were big "This project made possible by ARRA" signs around construction projects.

    Unfortunately, that's also a pretty boring name.

    It's still a good idea in theory, though.

    •  Yeah, and that was just a one-off (4+ / 0-)

      not associated with a permanent governing authority.  The real benefit comes from getting people to associate things in their daily lives with the government agencies that are involved in them, so it's harder for conservatives to deceive them that "government is the problem."  Whenever they hear that claim, they should think "What?  Roads are the problem?  Drinking water is the problem?  Safe food is the problem?"  

      It would also actually help make government more accountable, because people would be more aware of who's responsible in government when something is being neglected.  It also would help hold corporations accountable because their legal disposition relative to a governing authority would be clearly visible.  If they'd just been dinged for some environmental violation, they'd have to show that on the EPA sign for a given time.

      A slaver says: "Work for me or I'll kill you." A corporation says "Work for me or I'll take away your means of survival." Is there a difference?

      by Troubadour on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 04:35:29 PM PST

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