This Week in Government Failure

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

  • Downsizing’s new Department of Transportation website is up and running!
  • A new essay on “Overpaid Federal Workers” is also up and it’s already generating a lot of buzz in the media.
  • Amtrak’s reputation for financial shenanigans lives on.
  • Kudos to the Washington Post for pointing out what we’ve been saying for a while: “regime uncertainty” is stifling the economy’s ability to recover.
  • President Obama’s lieutenants have instructed federal agencies to come up with spending cuts equal to five percent of their discretionary budgets for fiscal year 2012. 2012? Why wait?!?!