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  •  Yes. (9+ / 0-)

    It is not ridiculous. It is not high level civil servants that I am paralytically concerned about. It is the multitudes of staffers and the revolving door between congressional offices and lobbying institutions. One of the things this bill was supposed to address.

    If companies are allowed to discriminate against hiring people because they are currently unemployed or have bad credit - similarly we should know and deny employment to people who work solely for the special interest groups and somehow always manage to find those key staffing positions in congressional offices.

    If it hurts to have light shined on it. Maybe you shouldn't be doing it.

    Isn't that what we were told over the continuation of warrant less wireless surveillance?

    President Obama would have been a republican in the 1980's & 1990's. Go figure.

    by Tool on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 06:14:19 AM PDT

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    •  Am i the only one (8+ / 0-)

      Who sees the irony of this bill that was clearly written, pushed, etc. by staffers protects the biggest obstacle to public integrity and transparency --- the corruption of staffers!!

      I had really held out hope when I saw this story pop up last week that Obama would have the balls to veto. But unfortunately he just did a closed-door signing :(

      Deficits don't matter, jobs do.

      by aguadito on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 06:22:45 AM PDT

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    •  Precisely (1+ / 0-)
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      The online database needs to be limited to people at a sufficiently high level that no identity thief in his right mind would risk the attention he'd draw by trying to exploit their info.

      On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

      by stevemb on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 06:30:36 AM PDT

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