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The First 100 Days

The other day my Congressman held a town hall meeting in my neighborhood.  Interestingly, he started off by mentioning that this 112th session of Congress had just completed its first one hundred days.  The reference rang a bit hollow to that audience since normally government officials look upon their first 100 days as a chance to accomplish great things.  Unfortunately, this Congress cannot take much pride in the fact that virtually all they accomplished, after a titanic struggle, was to avoid a government shutdown.  And yet it seemed to be enough for much self-congratulation.  At the meeting, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to ask my Congressman if he would take a look at the Public Check on Congress proposal: something, I said, that would allow him and his colleagues to be substantially more productive.  He graciously agreed.  Stay tuned.

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