Pass the cash

Politicians in Iraq have started handing out cash to passing citizens as a way to persuade the masses that the government really is working to restore the country's economy and social order.

Seems crazy, right? Politicians in this country would never get away with such a thing. It's not like they would send $600 to every taxpayer just to pump up the economy so they could look good in advance of the next election--

What? Oh. Never mind.

Full story from Iraq is here.

Extra points: The Iraqi politicos make sure to get each beneficiary to sign a receipt.

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