Sunday, September 15, 2002

Bush is bloating the federal government, says Steve Chapman in the

Like many a president before him, George W. Bush sees an urgent national problem and offers an interior-decorating solution: adding another chair to the Cabinet table. He proposes to create a federal department to protect the homeland from attack--which apparently is too much to expect from a Defense Department that is supposed to get $369 billion next year. ... Somehow I don't think Osama bin Laden is sitting in a cave somewhere fretting that if we create a Department of Homeland Security, he may be in a real pickle. And anytime someone from the government tells you this won't cost anything, you're advised to hold onto your wallet with a pair of Vise-Grips.

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