Obama makes the case for smaller government

Inadvertently, of course. He was desperately casting about trying to find someone or something to blame for the Obamacare disaster and he hit upon the notion that government was too big and that the White House was just this teeny tiny speck that was too small to manage much of anything. Wall Street Journal: "The challenge, I think, that we have going forward is not so much my personal management style or particular issues around White House organization," he said. "It actually has to do with what I referred to earlier, which is we have these big agencies, some of which are outdated, some of which are not designed properly. . . . The White House is just a tiny part of what is a huge, widespread organization with increasingly complex tasks in a complex world." So after five years, Mr. Obama has discovered government is inefficient and wasteful, or at least it is when he needs a political alibi. Built-in incompetence and bureaucratic inertia are two of the reasons that...(Read Full Post)