Contest: Make These Bills Rhyme

By Tom Shoop

July 23, 2013

Last week, a bipartisan group of legislators introduced a package of nine bills aimed at making government more efficient and effective. In addition to advocating important ideas ranging from biennial budgeting to bulk purchasing, the authors of several of the bills managed to follow an impressive rhyme scheme:

Another measure in the package rhymed in a slightly different manner:

But that's where the rhyme scheme fell apart, with the lawmakers reduced to mere alliteration, repetition -- or no attempt at cleverness at all:

These are all important pieces of legislation, but of the kind that generally fail to attract public attention. That's where the clever rhyming can serve a purpose, spicing up these dry, management-oriented bills. So let's help the lawmakers liven up the rest of their package. Use the comments section below to post your suggestions for the non-rhyming bills.

Here's a start:

I know you can do better.


By Tom Shoop

July 23, 2013

http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/fedblog/2013/07/contest-can-you-make-these-bills-rhyme/67286/