Friday, January 16, 2009

Real Whistleblower protection

In Great Britain, the cabinet is derived from the House of Commons. Every member of the Cabinet has his own seat in the House. This automatically guarantees that if a minister resigns in protest, he has a back bench position to fall back on. Not so for the American cabinet members. If you disagree with the administrations position, you resign AND you're unemployed.

I think we should have a golden parachute for Cabinet members. Guarantee them that when they're approved by the Senate, they will receive their paychecks until the end of the term. Thus financial considerations would not enter into the decision to take protest to the next level.

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