The Inside Game
12:43 PM, Apr 8, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
For all the talk of "changing the culture in Washington," it appears to be business as usual ... only more so. Things are done – when, and if, they are – by people who play a tough inside game with no spectators. Washington will soon be working on revisions to the tax laws – since, obviously, they are insufficiently complex and contain too few breaks for special interests – and the heavy lifting will be done by the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus, and some people who have a special relationship with him.
As Eric Lipton of the New York Times reports:
There, in a nutshell, is your "culture" of Washington. And good luck on getting it to change on its own. Why would it want to?
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