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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Even more wonkery

Mr. Anonymous, who is famous throughout the ages for his wisdom, posted a few more items of liberal blogosphere wonkery:
  • Strengthen and enforce regulations about competitive bidding for Federal contracts: yep, HUD seems to have a bit of a problem with this of late. Contracts should not be based on partisan hackery or used as kickbacks.
  • Don't pay contractor bills if the contractor can't provide legitemate receipts and/or proof of work: if the Democrats do take control of the House or Senate, the first thing I would like to see them do is open investigations into the waste of billions of dollars of our money in Iraq. Literally billions have just "disappeared". This is unconscionable.
  • Allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug pricing: yes. The fact that this was explicitly banned in the Medicare drug plan law is disgusting, nothing more than a sop to drug companies. The good thing about being huge is being able to negotiate discounts; just ask Wal-Mart.
  • Support "Net Neutrality": I'm already a big supporter of this issue, which shouldn't be partisan.
  • Adhere to FISA requirements: yes, another one of those simple ones. We should definitely be spying on terrorists, but there is no reason not to go through the court system to do so. If there is something wrong with existing law, let's hear it and debate it.
  • STOP F---ING with REAL scientific research: of course. When it comes to topics like sex ed, global warming, or anything that shows that reality has a liberal bias, Republican fundies go nuts. They are nothing more than anti-science medievalists.
  • Promote serious campaign finance reform: well, the devil is in the details here. Without knowing more, I can't comment.
  • Get the foxes out of the henhouse: sure. While oil companies, drug companies, and other sectors should definitely be able to add their input in the policy process because they know a lot about the issue, they shouldn't dictate policy. Secret meetings like the energy policy shenanigans are disgusting.
These things aren't really all that radical. Mainly, it is about the government being responsible and accountable to those who it works for: us. Not to big corporations, not to the minority wackos, but to the American people as a whole.

4 Comments:

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At 1:58 PM, May 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's Ms. Anonymous to you, although you couldn't possibly have known. [She emits a high-pitched cackle, remniscent of Margaret Hamilton.]

I apologize for my secretiveness, but I don't want 1) my email box polluted by trolls, 2) my name added to any "Do Not Fly" lists, or 3) my own opinions to negatively impact the careers of those I care about. (Think "parochial"....)

I think Crazy Horse's wonk key got stuck.

 
At 10:31 PM, May 11, 2006, Blogger Brian said...

Those currently in national power feel that prayer will fix everything.

Prayer will NOT save this planet, this country in particular may be 'on the outs' with God with the current state of things. I am sure God is aware that he or she has NEVER communicated with George W. Bush. Those were voices in his head during one helluva coke bender.

 
At 3:19 PM, May 30, 2006, Anonymous Daniel Haszard said...

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