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  •  Maybe this new early "transition funding" (1+ / 0-)
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    polecat

    could lead to a shortening of the period between the election and a new POTUS.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 11:04:25 AM PST

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    •  That was its purpose (1+ / 0-)
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      The purpose was to allow any major candidate to do the necessary hiring before the inaugural.  The rationale was that the government productivity lost due to uncertainty dwarfed the cost of paying for constructing two different governments.

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