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Does the 153-year-old Government Printing Office need a digital-era name?
Washington Post ^ | April 18, 2014 | Josh Hicks

Posted on 04/18/2014 5:42:14 PM PDT by Second Amendment First

The Senate may vote soon on a bipartisan bill that would give the 153-year-old Government Printing Office a new name to better reflect its digital-age work.

The legislation, sponsored by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), would swap the word “printing” for “publishing” to make the agency the Government Publishing Office. It also would change the top two GPO officials’ titles from “public printer” and “deputy public printer” to ”director” and “deputy director.”

Supporters of the measure say the current GPO name ignores the agency’s past and present efforts to reinvent itself for modern times with digital offerings such as e-books, apps and the Federal Digital System, which allows the public to search for, browse and download official publications from all branches of the government.

A member of the GPO apprentice class of 1940 uses a Monotype typesetters. (Courtesy of GPO).

A member of the GPO apprentice class of 1940 uses a Monotype typesetters. (Courtesy of GPO).

“The name Government Publishing Office better reflects the services that GPO currently provides and will provide in the future,” said Senate Rules and Administration Committee Chairman Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).

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Why not just stop the charade that these agencies differ in any way and just use the single name of "Government"?

I wonder how many rounds of ammo the Government Printing Office bought this year.

1 posted on 04/18/2014 5:42:14 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Their SWAT team needs to train too.


2 posted on 04/18/2014 5:43:32 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Second Amendment First

You’d think “Ministry of Truth” would be good enough
for them...


3 posted on 04/18/2014 5:44:16 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Second Amendment First

It is wonderful to see my Minnesota Senator working on the critical issues of the day. I’d much rather see this renaming issue handled crisply than see the Senate wasting time trying to balance the budget or deal with millions of undocumented illegals in the country.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 5:52:10 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Second Amendment First
I'm curious as to just how much money is entailed in this needless renaming of the department. Is there no longer any printing done by them? Is it all sent out to subcontractors that do the printing? Does it not still involve printing? I don't give a rats butt if they do their work digitally now, in all the mess this country is in, this is what some Senators consider important? Pay me their salaries, I can think up stupid sh!t like this all day without even trying.
5 posted on 04/18/2014 5:52:55 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: tet68

The country going to hell in a jet-propelled handbasket and THIS is what the Senate is prepared to debate?


6 posted on 04/18/2014 5:56:49 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Second Amendment First

The Empire is being destroyed from the inside by socialist hordes and the government is playing tiddlywinks.


7 posted on 04/18/2014 5:57:04 PM PDT by Iron Munro (NSA reports Malaysia Flight 370 black box signals detected in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Second Amendment First

I remember my government ID. In fine print it said “Bureau of Engraving and Printing”.


8 posted on 04/18/2014 5:57:09 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Second Amendment First

no


9 posted on 04/18/2014 5:58:58 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Second Amendment First

The ineptness of the current crop of “leaders” in this country is just dumbfounding. The world is burning down around them and all they can think about is changing the name of an office and the directors’ titles. These fellows are so ignorant that they would not be able to pour water out of a boot, even with the directions written on the sole.


10 posted on 04/18/2014 5:59:50 PM PDT by OldBullrider (if yur hurt, rub some dirt on it, and get back to work)
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To: tet68

Wilson had the Committee on public information.

If it worked for that progressive scumbag, there’s no reason they shouldn’t resurrect it.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 5:59:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Second Amendment First

Ministry of Propaganda?


12 posted on 04/18/2014 5:59:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Mastador1
Is there no longer any printing done by them?

Interesting question. There is a center in Pueblo Colorado that prints and mails brochures. Wonder how many they have laid off.

13 posted on 04/18/2014 6:00:34 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: tet68

Four letter word for any fed agency:
GOVT


14 posted on 04/18/2014 6:02:22 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

We pay these nin-commie-poops good money to represent us and THIS is what they slave over?!?

Glad you’re going into mothballs, Chambliss.

You’re worse than useless and an idiot, to boot. (Saxby wasn’t aware that Bath-House Barry lies CONSISTANTLY until he broke a promise to the senile senator about the Savannah Port .)


15 posted on 04/18/2014 6:05:11 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Farmer Dean

THIS is what the Senate is prepared to debate?

Kind of reminds one of the old Roman Senate eh?
We sure have a lot of horse’s ass senators.


16 posted on 04/18/2014 6:05:52 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: yarddog
“Bureau of Engraving and Printing”

Subset of Treasury that prints currency. The GPO prints junk mail and 3000 page obamacare bills.

17 posted on 04/18/2014 6:06:27 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

They don’t need to buy ammo, they melt down the lead type and reload brass used by other agencies.


18 posted on 04/18/2014 6:07:30 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Second Amendment First

Thanks, I should have figured that out myself.


19 posted on 04/18/2014 6:08:55 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: OldBullrider
These fellows are so ignorant that they would not be able to pour water out of a boot, even with the directions written on the sole.

Thank you for the best laugh all day.

20 posted on 04/18/2014 6:09:12 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

The present name is fine (unless I get the contract to make all the new signs. Oh, wait, this is Schumer’s bill, so I don’t have a chance)


21 posted on 04/18/2014 6:12:44 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Second Amendment First

Electric Lies


22 posted on 04/18/2014 6:18:43 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Senator_Blutarski

How about let’s shut the F’n thing down!


23 posted on 04/18/2014 6:20:35 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Second Amendment First

They are wasting time on THAT


24 posted on 04/18/2014 6:27:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Farmer Dean
well I have to admit that it beats intimidating ranchers but ...it is a relatively useless excericse


25 posted on 04/18/2014 6:30:36 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Second Amendment First

ZERO FIDDLES WHILE AMERICA BURNS


26 posted on 04/18/2014 6:49:51 PM PDT by Iron Munro (NSA reports Malaysia Flight 370 black box signals detected in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Second Amendment First

“Government Propaganda Office.” You don’t even have to change the initials.

Please let me know which congressional office I should send my invoice to, for payment of my $20 million consulting fee on this project.


27 posted on 04/18/2014 6:57:30 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: Second Amendment First

28 posted on 04/18/2014 8:38:43 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Second Amendment First

By all means, with the economy in the sh*tter, illegal immigrants cheek by jowl all over the US, Russia invading Ukraine, and Middle East terrorism rampant, congress has nothing better to do than spend time on this childishness.


29 posted on 04/19/2014 2:02:29 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Second Amendment First

I suggest something fancy like “Tass”.


30 posted on 04/19/2014 3:05:59 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Second Amendment First

Is the GPO even needed nowadays? Everything is on eforms.


31 posted on 04/19/2014 7:35:13 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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