Let bureaucracy roam free and chaos will reign. Its the Rule of Always. It will always happen.
It certainly has with the federal budget. In fact, its one of the major reasons why the government is getting the nation deeper and deeper into debt.
Just recently, the Government Accounting Office released a report that stunned even the most seasoned and entrenched bureaucrats in the federal system. Programs are more than duplicated or triplicated. In some instances, Congress may have authorized funding for as many as 80 programs that take aim at the same problem, if only at a slightly different angle.
Consider these figures released by the GAO: 20 programs to help the homeless, 15 separate agencies to watch food safety and 80 programs for economic development. With respect to the wise adage that one glove doesnt fit all, two, three or maybe even five programs that took aim at the same issue might be acceptable. But 80?
Thats not all the GAO reported. There are 80 programs designed to help disadvantaged people with transportation issues, 47 for job training and 82 to improve teacher quality and the list goes on and on.
Congress dares to wonder why the nation cannot buy as much as a postage stamp without having to borrow from the government next door or overseas.
Members of Congress should be more than angry.
They ought to be embarrassed that it happened and that it continues to happen under their oversight.
Enough of this. Its time to do a little house cleaning.