My colleague Geoff suggests that my previous post might be off the mark:
Since most laws add new bad stuff (rather than subtract old bad stuff), I suppose I have a natural bias for slowing down the process by any means necessary. Perhaps having a “cooling off” period would allow journalists and government watchdog groups to expose pork before it becomes law. Then again, it’s true that those who agitate for more spending could just as easily use the cooling off period to mobilize and claim the bill is underfunded. Maybe we’re just doomed.