Who Rules America?
Posted by Richard Adams
Not our elected representatives, much of the time:
HUD officials said that because the Dollar Homes program was mandated by Congress, it does not receive the same type of attention and follow-up as programs created by HUD itself.
Our bureaucrats like policies they create, judge, and enforce. They don’t like it when that pesky legislature gets in the way.
12:01 PM / April 13, 2009
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It goes both ways. My brother worked with a government contractor in Afghanistan that was told, out of the blue, to take a chunk of their grant and use it to distribute young trees to the citizens of Kabul to plant in the city. The project needed to be completed in a month, so there was no time to plan for accountability or efficiency. They met the deadline, but estimate that most of the trees were chopped up for firewood or fodder by the grateful Afghans.