Robert J. Samuelson: ‘Reform’ threatens political speech
Robert J. Samuelson, Washington Post
Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:00 am
Something strange is happening in Washington. We are slowly dismantling the federal government, even as its spending is growing larger.
The paradox is that governmental competence is being systematically degraded while the government’s size, as measured by its budget, is increasing. We are spending more and getting less, and — unless present trends are reversed — this will continue for years. It threatens the end of government as we know it.
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