Unintended consequences; 14 govt programs that are bankrupt and failed to achieve goals

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    Unintended consequences; 14 govt programs that are bankrupt and failed to achieve goals

    http://www.ijreview.com/2013/01/33536-biggest-government-failures-of-the-last-century/15/

    Some are republican programs; some are democrats programs. The truthy is they are all failing to meet expectations and full of waste!

    I have no problem supporting a govt; I just dont want to throw more and more money to a wasteful entity that never reforms it's failed programs and just wants more and more money!!

     
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    Re: Unintended consequences; 14 govt programs that are bankrupt and failed to achieve goals

    Only 14?

     
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    Re: Unintended consequences; 14 govt programs that are bankrupt and failed to achieve goals

    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:

    Only 14?




    Heck no this is just the highlights and most noted ones

     
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    Re: Unintended consequences; 14 govt programs that are bankrupt and failed to achieve goals

    In response to 12-Angry-Men's comment:

    Its 2011 report highlights 34 areas where programs were judged to be overlapping or duplicative. For example, it:

    • identified 82 teacher quality programs administered by 10 agencies;
    • 80 economic development programs administered by 4 agencies;
    • 56 financial literacy programs administered by more than 20 agencies; and
    • 47 employment and training programs administered by 3 agencies.

    For each area, GAO cites its past work and potential actions that could be taken.

    Its 2012 report identifies an additional 32 areas of potential duplication, overlap, and fragmentation. Examples include:

    • 15 unmanned aircraft programs in the Defense Department;
    • 6 different case management and adjudication systems for conducting background security clearances;
    • 53 programs that support entrepreneurs, administered by 4 different agencies; and
    • 173 of the 209 programs supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs, administered by 14 agencies, overlapped to some degree.

    While the GAO reports provide starting places for potential reorganization or streamlining initiatives, policy makers shouldn’t take a “let’s reduce the number” approach since many of these programs may actually be mutually supporting and sometimes a degree of competition, like in the private sector, can spark innovation.



    So what's being done to reduce waste?

    We didnt need a study to tell us it's there!

    The problem is nothing ever gets cut, it more common to just add more programs and cost on top of it!

     
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    Re: Unintended consequences; 14 govt programs that are bankrupt and failed to achieve goals

    "The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program." -Reagan.

    Government programs always achieve their goal; that is, increasing the size and scope of government, and most critically,  hiring more public sector employees.

     

     
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    Re: Unintended consequences; 14 govt programs that are bankrupt and failed to achieve goals

    It's as if everyone knows the problem but only a small percentage want to face it or try to fix it.

    Are we that bitterly divided?

     
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