Great article. A must read for those of you who know that our government in Washington D.C. is broken and needs a thorough clean out. The Tea Party has to rise up!
Excerpt: The bureaucracy is a kind of Moebius strip of passing the buck. The most powerful force in this subculture is inertia: Things happen a certain way because they happened that way yesterday. Programs are piled upon programs, without any effort at coherence; there are 82 separate federal programs, for example, for teacher training. Ancient subsidies from the New Deal are treated as sacred cows. The idea of setting priorities is anathema. Nothing can get taken away, because that would offend a special interest.
Reform Is Not Enough: The Federal Government Needs a Complete Makeover - The Atlantic