Help reduce the size of your government: Resign

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Peeps, you know I’d be pushing this idea in Lebanon if we actually had a government from which politicians could resign.

Iraqi Vice President Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced on Monday he was stepping down from his post, saying “he hoped the resignation would prompt others to follow suit to reduce the size of the government.”

The VP position is largely symbolic as it carries no real power, but it was a part of the power-sharing deal between Iraq’s political factions to form the government.

A seemingly selfless act for the good of your country: outstanding gesture, Mr. Mahdi.

In other news: “Government Official Who Makes Perfectly Valid, Well-Reasoned Point Against Israel Forced To Resign.”

And the line separating reality and satire begins to blur…

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