By Diane Disney
To smooth the change from this president to the next, Congress has passed a transition planning bill and President Obama has issued an executive order creating a White House Transition Coordinating Council and an Agency Transition Directors Council. These admirable actions should go far toward sharing knowledge, understanding how to vet candidates, and preparing the newcomers about the scope and strictures of Federal service. However, as currently structured, none of these really addresses two important fundamentals, one philosophical and the other practical.
First is the realization that demands on the public purse continue to rise while tax