So here I am this morning, filling out government paperwork.
Piles of endless forms, of which nearly all of them want exactly the same information.
Now, you understand, I spent my entire life in military service. I've had a high level security clearance for well over twenty years. I now fall under the purview of the Veteran's Administration. So, there are few US Governmental databases that my name doesn't appear in and there is absolutely nothing that the government doesn't know about me.
But still, I have to provide the same information that they already have in endless redundant detail.
One of the forms I have to fill out is one page long. It has ten pages of instructions, mostly disclaimers telling me why the Department of Defense needs the information and what US Federal laws the request falls under.
The last Act noted is the Paperwork Reduction Act.