Saturday, 9 June 2012


"The idea is to appoint a five-member commission with a permanent staff and an annual budget of US$500,000."
Half a million dollars to tell the U.S. Congress to sell F-16s to Taiwan?

Makes perfect sense.

I mean, I don't know about you, but I always spend a good few hundred dollars on commissions to advise me on such taxing decisions as crossing a road, buying a coffee, taking a piss, and so on.

1 comment:

  1. If you think this is bad, you should hear about what we do in Canada. If anybody or any agency has to do anything, there's a commission, a panel, or a committee formed dedicated to discussing it, and then a further commission to decide if that original decision was right, and it often doesn't even end there.


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