2008-05-07

Office of the Auditor General Waisting Tax Payer Money Reading My Blog

Alternative title: Changing the world without getting out of bed: The power of the lazy.

I don't know what to make of this. I woke up after my night shift, turn on Newsworld, and they are a talking about the Auditor General's report. While still in bed, I take my iPod and write that the government should abolish the passport fee as it is essentially a poll tax.

Almost immediately, according to Sitemeter, someone in Parliament viewed my post (I assume it was the janitor). They linked to the post via Progressive Bloggers.

More gratifying, a day later someone in the Office of the Auditor General (I assume it was the janitor), not during break or lunch (3:47PM), read my blog. The address was added directly, which usually means they got it from an email. Hopefully it was an exhausted civil servant making sure a year's work didn't go unnoticed. However, the Office of the Auditor General could have paid employees collecting Internet reaction...

Civil servants and politicians from almost every federal department and agency (including CSIS, er, the Solicitor General's Office), from every province and many municipalities have landed on this blog over the last couple of years. Have I made government better or have I waisted people's time? Hmm. Maybe I should at least put some pants on.

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gc.ca ?
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