Argument: Big government bureaucracies are wasteful

Issue Report: Big government


Michael Cloud. “Why not big government? The five iron laws.” The Center for Small Government: “4. Big Government Programs are costly and wasteful. Have you ever heard about government cost under-runs? How many times have you read about government projects that come in at 5 or 10 or 20 times the price initially agreed to? Why aren’t Big Government Programs thrifty? Because they don’t have to be. It’s not their money. Every year, the officials running these Big Government programs go back to their local or state or federal legislators for bigger budgets and more tax dollars.”