December 31, 2010 11:00AM

This Week in Government Failure

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

  • A high priority for the new Congress should be to privatize the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • It seems clear that allowing the private sector to play a greater role in space is ideal, especially given NASA’s history of fiscal mismanagement.
  • Earmarking is a symptom of the problem. The problem is the existence of programs that enable the federal government to spend money on parochial activities.
  • The Beltway class will be starting the New Year off in better shape than the rest of the country.

Thank you to everyone who has helped make the Downsizing Government website a success this year. Now it’s time to get cocked, locked, and ready to rock with the new Congress.