Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Goodnight, moon 

And if you want to sleep, stop reading now!

RDF caught this and I want to give it the kind of highlighting it deserves:

The proposal, spelled out in three short sentences, would give the president the power to appoint an eight-member panel called the "Sunset Commission," which would systematically review federal programs every ten years and decide whether they should be eliminated.

And of course, we can be sure the Republicans will treat sunset provisions in a totally apolitical and non-partisan manner, that is fair to all citizens. After all, the Republicans sunsetted the abolition of the inheritance tax in 2001 to massage the budget numbers.... Oh, wait, that proves the opposite, doesn't it?

Somehow, call me crazy, but I have the feeling that anything that doesn't help the uberrich or WalMart is going to get eliminated. Don't you?

NOTE Note from alert reader Osha: See also Kos; the bill that includes this language is not yet passed.

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