June 18, 2010 11:44AM

This Week in Government Failure

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

  • President Obama wants to give his government employee union pals another $50 billion gift courtesy of taxpayers.
  • An enterprising reporter from a small newspaper in Illinois shows that federal food subsidies aren’t a free lunch. It’s a good example of the sort of work reporters at the big papers should be undertaking.
  • The Department of Labor is about to send hither swarms of officers to harass already struggling businesses.
  • Former Clinton HUD secretary Henry Cisneros is trying to rewrite HUD’s sorry history.
  • Note to the House of Representatives: the Federal Housing Administration doesn’t need to be reformed — it needs to be abolished.