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Passport to the Third World



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In another development in government inefficiency, I’ve discovered that now (unlike two years ago) the post offices near me require that I make an appointment in order to apply for a passport for one of my children. Calls to several post offices indicate that no appointments are available until mid May. If and when someone actually returns my call to try to work out an appointment, I expect to discover that appointments are made in half-hour slots for a submission that ought to take no more than a few minutes.

If the government can’t even accept passport applications efficiently, how can anyone imagine that Obamacare won’t be a disaster?



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