Fixing the GSA

Believing that government oversight committees can penetrate the darkness in the General Services Administration, an organization that has lost its way, and navigating without a compass or sextant, the Congress is at best rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.  Real reform will require smart political leadership from the top. Senator Boxer stated boldly in her committee's opening remarks that "[t]o those who betrayed the public trust, let me be clear -- the party is over."  Senator Inhof's opening statement in the same committee noted that "[w]e have an opportunity to restore the public's trust and make certain that federal agencies are acting in the best interest of the American people."  Like Bill Clinton's statement that "the era of big government is over," these are catchy phrases that inspire followers but usually result in mere incremental changes, if that.  The inherent causes are far too complex to be cured with a simple palliative. There are several...(Read Full Article)

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