(Enter Stage Right) -- There is a wonderful opportunity for a great reform which conservatives would do well to push. Government, especially the federal government, doesn't work. We all know that. Why? The left uses government as its own private empire, rewarding its troops and punishing its enemies. Operations in the private market work efficiently or die. This calculation is utterly missing in the world of government bureaucrats and their political allies.
Civil servants actually profit from sloth, incompetence, corruption and deceit. The pat answers for problems like the VA scandal have sounded like this: "Give us more money…Give us the tools to do the job right and we will…We have asked Congress for the resources to do the job right, and Congress has refused."
Then when panicked politicians thoughtlessly throw more tax dollars at the "problem," these self-same civil servants have more staff to manage, and so qualify for higher positions in the Civil Service, bigger offices, more junkets, etc. The one thing that never happens is that bad government employees lose their jobs except, of course, when a high profile political appointee resigns.
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