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  •  Problem with FOIA is that it allows (4+ / 0-)
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    smintheus, shirah, kurt, Downpuppy

    for all sorts of stalling and the most infamous aspect is the agency is allowed to charge a research and copying fee. Some time ago, I requested the salary of the head of a local agency and was told it would take approximately 40 manhours to determine his monthly salary which they had billed out as an estimated $1500. I responded to them that anyone who was too dumb to read his own W-2 really did not need to be head of an agency and did it take the agency a whole week for one employee to produce one W-2.
    I never got an estimate for how much that answer would cost me.  

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