If laws were passed on their names, this would fly through

By Toby Manhire In The Internaut

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A waste-cutting bill bound for the US Congress would do away with “an obscure federal agency” called the National Technical Information Service, which collects and dispatches copies of technical manuals and other government documents, reports USA Today.

The trouble is, say the bill’s backers, 74% of the material is available already for free if you take a moment to search the internet and download it. The remaining documents could be reallocated to other agencies, and the state saved the US $1.3 million a year.

It sounds sensible and has cross-party support, but I salute it for another reason, the fabulous official name of the legislation: The “Let Me Google That For You Act of 2014″.

That’s even better than the Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act and the Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act.

 h/t @paleofuture

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