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Subject:Re: Plain Language From:Sella Rush <sellar -at- APPTECHSYS -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 9 Jun 1998 13:42:01 -0700
Agree, George. When I heard about this, my first thought was that for once
someone in politics is taking a long view (beyond the next election). (Of
course, Gore is probably thinking about the next 10 years....)
Now the question will be whether the long-term savings will actually be
realized or whether they'll get bogged down in process. We'll see. Think
I'll go check the federal job board....
Sella Rush mailto:sellar -at- apptechsys -dot- com
Applied Technical Systems (ATS)
Developers of the CCM Database
From: George F. Hayhoe <george -at- GHAYHOE -dot- COM>
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU <TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: Tuesday, June 09, 1998 7:54 AM
Subject: Plain Language
>As with any other initiative, the plain language requirement will involve
>up-front investment, and technical communicators and others may well
>as a result. However, as several studies have shown, revising form letters,
>forms, and other government publications so that they communicate clearly
>will SAVE taxpayer money in the long term.
>I know that I look forward to a time when it might be possible to prepare
>own tax forms and save the large amount I'm currently paying a CPA each
>--George Hayhoe (george -at- ghayhoe -dot- com)