Dealing with the government (Score: 2, Insightful) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2015-08-17 15:31 (#HMSX) Anybody here in the good old US of A knows what a royal pain in the ass it can be dealing with the government. The web presence of various agencies seems to be stuck in 1998, when you could get information from a site but not do anything with it. At this point the entire trademark process should be doable online, but it very much isn't. That and taxes. There's gotta be a better way. We shouldn't needaccountants and or software to file our taxes. Has anybody had similar difficulties with Uncle Sam? Re: Dealing with the government (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2015-08-17 19:28 (#HNG1) I'm with you on that one. The USG could/should be providing better data in more usable formats, offering more online services, and being much more creative. Unfortunately - and I can say this as a former USG employee - the governemnt (maybe all governments) seems to better attract mild-mannered, "follow the rules" types focused on implementing someone else's decision, than really being creative.CATO has a lot to say about this - have a look at http://cato.org if you're curious.