(1). To pull people off unnecessary, endless projects to make them work on other unnecessary, endless projects.
“Okay, so I think in order to properly resource this effort, we are going to have to bring in some folks from the servicing team. Unfortunately, they don’t have anyone to spare right now, so your project is going to happen … possibly ever.”
(1). A gauge of viability of a political candidate’s proposals and/or credentials, generally employed by their opponent and the good people at MSNBC (if a Republican) or Fox News (if a Democrat). Historically, neither candidate passes this test…ever.
“C’mon, David…the math behind Mitt’s budget plan doesn’t pass the laugh test! Now, the President’s plan to spend trillions on programs you’ll never hear from again on the other hand…that’s real change you can believe in!”