We are getting into the political season with the Republican debate two nights ago and President Obama's jobs/vote for me again speech last night. In the coming months we're going to here a lot of things come from both sides, so how do we know when their genuine and how do we know when their just pulling our chain?
With those questions in mind the GovLoop team has put together the Top 5 Lies We Hear in Government. On to the list:
5.) This will be a quick meeting and or speech: Let's face it nothing moves fast in government. If your agency wants to hold a meeting or if the president wants to speak on TV you better strap in cause it's going to be a while.
4.) I did not have sexual relations with that woman: When was the last time a politician was accused of cheating and it actually turned out to be false? Come one guys, we're not that dumb.
3.) This project will pay for itself: We here at GovLoop racked our brains and couldn't come up with a project that is costing the government nothing so why do they keep trying to sell that idea. We know things aren't free, if we want it we'll have to pay.
2.) We have our constituents best interest in mind: So sometimes this might actually be true but sometimes you could easily substitute the words lobbyists or party into that sentence and it would probably be a little more true.
1.) We're going to come to a bipartisan agreement: Give us a break! Sadly in this day and age there is really no chance of this happening in the current political landscape. Whoever doesn't flitch first gets their way... no true agreements are being made just concessions.
What are some of yours?