Did you know that when this president took office, it was illegal
for the President to end a tweet with a question mark without a
six month approval process from the economists across the street
at the “Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.” No
seriously — they seriously had to give guidance to the rest of
the federal agencies in 2009 that gave them permission to ask
questions over the internet. It basically says: Sure, you can ask
people questions, as long as you don’t ask for structured
feedback (feedback you can do anything with). Thus it became OK
to end sentences on twitter with a question mark. I can’t make
this stuff up!
The Paperwork Reduction Act is a terrible law. It doesn’t need to
be revisited or revamped. It needs to be removed.
As Johnson concludes, repealing this law ought to get bipartisan support.