Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Do What We Say, Not What We Do

The requirements of disclosure are inconvenient, intrusive and onerous.  But we impose disclosure on lots of people.

Members of Congress?  Not any more.  They find it inconvenient, intrusive, and onerous.  So they passed a bill, and the President signed it.   I'm going to guess you haven't really heard much about it.


Chris Lawrence said...
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Chris Lawrence said...

I think you're (and is) reading it backwards; the bill exempts everybody but the President, VP, MCs, candidates for Congress, and certain executive branch officials from the STOCK Act, rather than exempting them from it.

IOW it gets rid of the Internet publication of the disclosure forms of the rank-and-file staffers and congressional employees.