This Week in Government Failure

Over at Downsizing Government, we focused on the following issues this week:

  • Another day, another cost overrun at the Pentagon. This time it’s the Joint Strike Fighter.
  • Office of Personnel Management director John Berry has a hissy fit over Cato shining a light on excessive wages and benefits for government employees at a time when the private sector is bleeding jobs.
  • Nationalizing federal higher education subsidies is still a loser for taxpayers.  The best solution is to get rid of them altogether.
  • Sugar subsidies aren’t so sweet for consumers and manufacturers who use it in their products.
  • The only way to stop ACORN from getting taxpayer money is to kill the programs that fund it.
  • Greece is turning to privatization to help solve its debt problems. The U.S. should do the same.