April 2, 2010 3:58PM

This Week in Government Failure

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

  • The U.S. Postal Service wants to drop Saturday mail delivery to save money. Here’s a better idea: give Americans the freedom to choose the mail services they want by repealing the USPS monopoly.
  • Obama’s latest mortgage bailout plan will expose the Federal Housing Administration to more risk.
  • Unemployed college grads are using food stamps to purchase organic food at high‐​end grocers like Whole Foods.
  • Obama’s crackdown on improper payments made by government programs probably won’t help taxpayers.
  • Congress needs more legislators like William Proxmire who was willing to stand up to his colleagues and special interests when it came to cutting wasteful programs.