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Federal Bureaucracy Much Worse than Devine Outlines(1)

April 1, 2015

Donald Devine could not be more wrong with his data or conclusions (Reagan Idea Could Reform Invisible Bureaucracy, Jefferson Policy Journal, March 19, 2015). He points to the growth of government spending, but the relatively constant size of the federal workforce. He should give government employees more credit. In the private sector, U.S. manufacturers now […]

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Reagan Idea Could Reform Invisible Bureaucracy

(Editor’s note: Virginia has the largest percentage of federal government employees than any other state. Don Devine was the Director of the Office of Personnel Management under President Reagan.) It is official. Total Federal civilian government personnel have increased from 1.74 million in 2001 to 2.1 million today. President Barack Obama alone has added 350,000 […]

Memo To 114th Congress: First, Repudiate Washington’s Ruling

The majority of newly elected members of Congress are men and women who ran and won in direct opposition to President Obama’s policies. But there is more to their victory than a triumph over liberal policies. The 2014 election also represents a repudiation of an attitude and style of governance that has become entrenched in […]

Sen. Tom Coburn’s ‘Waste Book’ Could Upset You

(This article was written before Thanksgiving.) Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to celebrate family and this wonderful country. While you are enjoying turkey and football, think about folks who really have reason to celebrate Thanksgiving. U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, R-Okla., in his new Waste Book 2012 Report points out the NFL is a nonprofit and […]


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