Really short on time this morning, so this will be just a few sentences – back to the VA scandal. G. Murphy Donovan (GMD for short) took aim at the VA, “Veterans in the Crosshairs”, which is a must read. He says:
“Alas, corrupt government is host to many ironies, but three are paramount: success is a liability, failure is an asset, and as long as the intentions are pure in the public mind, better funding follows failure, not success. Once established, bigger civic programs have few measures of effectives. The end game is there is no end.”
He cites a 2012 Human Events piece with more background on the VA, titled, “Hopelessly Broken” – another must read, but also check out all the links in GMD’s piece, ’cause he always links to interesting stuff.