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    glynis, Boston to Salem

    with a couple exceptions (e.g., Base closure commissions) blue ribbon committees have only one purpose--kick the can down the road.  Committees serve to give the semblance of movement and work without actually doing any.  

    As far as the mandated to be acted on by congress was the Bowles-Simpson committee.  Yeah, they couldn't even get a proposal out of committee on that one.

    "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

    by Empty Vessel on Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 10:48:27 AM PDT

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