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The Rise of the Spy-Next-Door

Waski_the_Squirrel Wrote: Jul 03, 2012 8:22 PM
Those who are interested in a more realistic portrayal of the "spy business" might enjoy the TV show _the Sandbaggers_. The show takes place largely in offices. In fact, the lead character clearly tells another character in the first episode, "We are not James Bond." And yet, what a fascinating show. Action is not the only requirement for entertainment.
While it's fun and satisfying to rage at this kind of waste, it is a mere drop in the bucket. Even if we cut all of this kind of waste, it will do very little to reduce the federal deficit. The only good they do is to help create the culture of reducing government. The necessary cuts to have an impact are ones that terrify even the most serious budget cutters: social security and other entitlements, and the military. We may also need to cut entire government departments. These are cuts guaranteed to upset the right and left wing.
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