Thursday, February 28, 2013

Acronymaholic Democrats

First our newly elected Congressman Brad Schneider (D-10th) proudly introduces his first bill, the AMERICA Work Act, the tongue twisting "American Manufacturing Efficiency And Retraining Collaborate Achievement Work Act."

Now our newly elected Democratic State Representative Scott Drury (D-Highwood) has stated his legislative agenda which appears in Patch publications in his district.  He calls his agenda REBOOT, or the "Reform Through Ethics and Better Operations, Open and Transparent Government."  Unlike the Congressman, Drury's agenda sounds remarkably more Republican than Democratic, which may doom a significant portion of it in the veto proof Democratic majority Illinois House of Representatives.

Using acronyms to explain or name legislation is one thing and can be a laudable tool at time. But using clumsy and wordy acronyms, shall we politely say, can be less than useful.

Democratic Representative Sam Yingling (D-Round Lake) authored several op-ed  proposals to abolish Township Government before and during his run for office. Now that he is elected, I cannot find any evidence that he has introduced a bill in the House to abolish Township Government.

Since he is a Democrat, does anyone have any idea what acronym he is using so we can track it down?  Or is he trying to figure out an acronym first?

Democratic Representative Carole Sente (D-Vernon Hills) sponsored a hearing on concussions and head injuries in high school football.  She wants to limit tackling practices. Head injuries and concussions are a serious problem in football. Learning proper tackling techniques avoids injuries.

Since she is a Democrat, does anyone have any idea what acronym she is using so we can see ultimately what she is proposing?  Or is she trying to figure out an acronym first?

As I uncover more clumsy acronyms from our Democratic friends, I will be happy to pass them along.  Just call me an willing enabler for clumsy Democratic acronymaholics!

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