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November 16, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

STEALTH SQUARED....Speaking of stealth legislation, how do you like these apples?

Tucked within the House's 497-page version of the "9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act" is a provision to repeal the requirement that senior-level officials report their personal financial assets valued at more than $2.5 million. It also would end the practice of disclosing the dates of stock transactions.

The proposal to limit financial disclosures initially covered only top-level intelligence officials. It was recently expanded to include all executive branch officials, according to a draft version of the bill.

Yes, that makes sense. We need to eliminate financial reporting requirements for every rich person in the executive branch. For national security reasons, natch.

I guess that's what this whole mandate business is all about. Pretty sweet.

Kevin Drum 12:21 PM Permalink | Trackbacks

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