Monday, August 21, 2006

How will the Emperor maintain control without the bureaucracy?

Actually, maybe the question for us should be, "How will the Emperor and the bureaucracy maintain control?"

Government seems to be failing at its basic tasks on a more regular basis. The complaints about FEMA and the troubles in assisting survivors after hurricane Katrina seem based on the notion that FEMA was adequately handling disaster recovery befor 2005. This was not the case. FEMA was always wasting money on a grand's just that the waste and incompetence did not matter because the state and local governments were usually good at doing much of the disaster recovery work.

Katrina was an example of what happens when none of the levels of government demonstrate basic competency. I fear that it is prologue for our filled with expensive government programs that fail at their basic tasks. Our public schools are another example. In the not-to-distant past, our country's public schools were a source of pride. Not anymore.

Sorry, there is no graceful way to end this...but I have to get moving for the day. Can't blog from the office, regretably.


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