September 23, 2011 3:35PM

This Week in Government Failure

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

  • Interesting thoughts on reforming the U.S. Postal Service.
  • If our bloated federal government is ever to be reined in, a return to fiscal federalism is a must. And if the states are to get their financial houses in order, state policymakers can’t be allowed to believe that a federal policy of “too big to fail” applies to them.
  • Chris Edwards says that Warren Buffet’s tax story is bogus.
  • Unless spending and deficits are cut, the United States is headed for economic ruin as growth falls and rising debt threatens further financial crises.
  • There’s no point getting worked up about government waste if you’re also getting checks from the U.S. Treasury or demanding that the government solve society’s problems.

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