Cut it down to size
Posted by aogWednesday, 21 July 2004 at 20:56 TrackBack Ping URL

The acting director of the CIA said Sunday that it was unnecessary to create a new level of bureaucracy to oversee U.S. intelligence functions

For once, I agree with the CIA. It seems that the standard solution to any inept bureaucracy is a bigger one that is not only more inept but burdens the higher level executives (such as the President) making everything else less effective as well. It’s just astonishing that it never occurs to good government types that maybe there’s too much bureaucracy, not too little.

Personally, I’d get rid of every Cabinet position except for five: War, Treasury, Interior, State, Justice. That’s a nice sized team to support the President.