This needs no further commentary. Whether Romney is elected or not, it’s going to take more than voting out Obama to fix our bloated government.
In the Army we have an expression for an operation that is so big and unwieldy that it has no purpose other than perpetuating itself: “a self-licking ice cream cone.”
By way of Amanda Carpenter in Senator Jim DeMint’s office we discover that after some half century of hard work, federal housing programs have finally reached that state.
According to the GAO, the federal government runs 160 separate housing programs.
Each of these programs has its own bureaucracy, its own advocates, and its own sub-bureaucracy at the state an local level. While they might actually produce something worthwhile, their main function is keeping the people who administer the programs employed.