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  •  People not doing their job is very hard to (2+ / 0-)
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    elwior, a2nite

    discuss or write about. That's one reason they adopt that strategy. In the olden days, when pols used to hire relatives for railroad or other public works jobs where they never showed up, it was called feather-bedding. When people are on the honor system, catching them cheating is hard.

    One suspects that the reason the President has been attacked for playing golf or going out to dinner is because that's an area where the Congress is vulnerable and they need to innoculate themselves by going on the attack.
    Which means, for example, that we should make a big story about the fact that when the citizens from Newtown went to Capitol Hill NONE of the Senators were available to meet with them.
    Perhaps we should start requesting copies of their daily schedules--not ahead of time, but after the fact.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 01:28:36 PM PDT

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