A Comment About Making Government More Effecient

Sometimes the complaint comes up that the Federal government has too much “gridlock” or “partisanship” and they just can’t get things done. Often it follows that they need to figure out how to be more efficient and start working together. Last night, President Obama devoted a portion of his speech to this topic. About 50 mins into the speech the President stated, “The executive branch also needs to change. Too often, it’s inefficient, outdated and remote. That’s why I’ve asked this Congress to grant me the authority to consolidate the federal bureaucracy so that our Government is leaner, quicker, and more responsive to the needs of the American people.”

Someone brought this up on Facebook, a little concerned about what he was talking about. I made the following comment:

My guess is he’s talking about making government more efficient. Obvious, cuz that’s what he said, but let’s comprehend that. Our system was PURPOSELY setup to be INEFFICIENT. Meaning, we put checks and balances into the system so that no one branch or level of government could do whatever it wanted. The default action of the Federal Government was meant to be INACTION. Just like Bush (who coincidentally joked, “If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier. Just so long as I’m the dictator.”), he wants more power to do whatever he wants without all those silly Constitutional restraints.

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