Sarbanes-Oxley Can Fix Government

Recent events strongly indicate that our government is broken and the need for reform urgent.  We should never find ourselves having to choose between malfeasance and incompetence, as we now do.   The main problems are clearly size (it's too big) and governance (conflicts of interest are popping up everywhere). First, size.  David Axelrod put it well when he said in response to the recent scandals, "Part of being president is there's so much beneath you that you can't know because the government is so vast."  And since the president should "know," at least about the important things, the solution is obviously a less "vast" government.  Axelrod sees what we all see -- it's out of control.  From his mouth to Obama's ears. Mr. Axelrod's accidental de facto endorsement of a different course is pragmatic, because it is now obvious that government just can't do everything, much less do everything well.  The IRS more than botched its review of...(Read Full Article)