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August 10, 2008


Jack Lake

With all due respect some of language used in this post is way too general to have any real meaning. Let me demonstrate.

Because we understand that good government depends on good people, we will work to rebuild and reengage our federal workforce. We will make government a more attractive place to work.

One of the major problem of any organization, including the government, is the rise of incompetent management over the able workforce and the tension and abuse that the best worker suffer from as a result. Unless you codify a bill of rights that protects workers, you will continue the exodus of the best workers from government.

Another example is: We will use the most current technology available to improve the quality of government decision-making and make government less beholden to special interest groups and lobbyists.

At best technology can support better decision making, but many decisions are made with partial information and tools cannot help much. The special interest groups and the government relation to it is way more troubling to me in this post. Special interest groups are one of the pillars of democracy. That is the name of the game. And that is exactly what we want it to be with qualification.

Unions, chambers of commerce, industry association, nature clubs and more should be able to inform the government and congress about their special needs. We want to encourage association, communities, people with common interest to inform us and demand from us. What we don't want is for the rich to have more informing power than the poor. We don't want industries to have a stronger impact than communities. We want unions that are not muzzled by industries. None of this is in the post.

Lobbyists are fine. The problem is the money they have to influence government and congress. This is not addressed.

I don't agree with Kinsley a lot. He is way to the right of me. In this case I can definitely say that the post, if it represents thee platform, is terribly vague and needs real work to mean concrete change. (Some points are quite clear though.)

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Interesting post. I can see where you are coming from.

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Informative post ! I understand your concern about the Ethical Government and the Democratic Platform. I just went through complete post and found it interesting article to read. Thank You very much !!

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Well it is smart way of keeping your views or thoughts in the front of everyone. Yes, there is no doubt that we are committed to our government & always love to use latest technology for improving the quality as well taking right decision at right time :))

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Put all non-emergency bills that Congress has passed online for five days, so that U.S. citizens can review and comment on them before being signed into law.

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