Gov shutdown affects transparency, too, as FOIA requests reportedly grind to a halt


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Shocking.


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What’s shocking? Every single item listed is non-essential nanny state make work. None of it contributes in any direct way to the nation’s productivity. This shut down is a blessing.


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Ummm, FOIA requests are the equivalent of a nanny-cam making sure your bloated, bureaucratic, corrupt nanny isn’t falsely imprisoning your toddler for asking to go to the bathroom. A nation that can’t watch the watchers is destined for very unproductive times. You may have a point on select items here and there, but many things that contribute to the productivity of a nation aren’t a simple A-B line, and actually take some consideration to see how they actually help a populace be productive, and the gears turn properly.


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Then I suppose it is safe to assume that you, your spouse, your children nor anyone close to you is being furloughed at the moment, then?

Because you, yours, got, etc?


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First off, I forgot to include my sarcasm sign for the sarcastically impaired, apologies. Secondly, a nation isn’t only about productivity, it is also about rights. Otherwise, if we judge a nation based solely on productivity, we would have been at our finest back in the days of slavery. I’m sure that entire set up was enormously productive. (sarcasm sign)


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Can’t they keep their excuses straight? I thought it was the broken fax machine. :smile:


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Umm, if we had a streamlined government that focused on only what governments should and left the real work to the private sector, then it wouldn’t be a bloated, bureaucratic and (nearly) corrupt nanny. And you can falsely imprison my toddler if you can get past my well defended door as per my rights. Socialists always get it backwards.


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Private sector. A private and profitable business we work hard at to make successful. So, yes, we are getting ours, what we earned honestly.


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We already know that only economic output matters, and nothing else. Maria Bartiromo told us so.

sarcasm-tag


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No. Hitler tried slavery, too … Oops. Goodwin’s law.


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I suppose your wall of money is a fortress against flu epidemics and cancer and the government stealing any corporate secrets from your business through the NSA. It must be remarkable not having to worry about human-things or rights.


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Yeah, we’re gonna have to agree to disagree on some pretty fundamental points about the role of the state, but I’m still surprised that such a government-encroachment-cautious person such as yourself would make the argument that you did in response to the FOIA service shutdown in particular. I’d think the necessity of that service that would be one that we’d definitely agree on.


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Fax machine’s still broken. Now, the guy who calls to get it fixed, and his boss who tells him that there’s no money to fix it are also sitting at home in their underwear.

The person who tells you that you can’t get your FOIA answered because the fax machine is broken is also at home.

The upside? The fax machine repair man can at least get health care once his company goes out of business, because, really, the government was about the last place who’d need a fax repairman anyway. Once we are running again, he may be able to get some lucrative consulting contracts.

AMERICA!


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This shut down is a blessing.

So you’re one of those people who as long as bad things aren’t happening directly to them personally, everything is great. There’s a word for that. I’ll let you guess what it is. Hint: It rhymes with homeopath.

And you can falsely imprison my toddler if you can get past my well defended door as per my rights.

Where do you think those rights to defend yourself came from? Walmart?


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Private sector. A private and profitable business we work hard at to make successful. So, yes, we are getting ours, what we earned honestly.

So your implying all honest work is only done by the private sector? That’s delusional…


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