That's what has me all burned up. All the supposed "benefits" of
federal gov't, from my POV, fall down when you look at whether they
could be more effectively and cheaply managed at a state level or by
privatizing them... at the end of the day, the main thing we spend
about 6 months of every year paying for is the continual "pageant" of
There's a great technological analogy, here... our current federal
gov't is like a large, monolithic, mainframe-based system evolved from
millions of lines of code written in an antique procedural language over
200 years. Gov't for the next century *ought to be* well decomposed,
highly distributed, and object-oriented.
USA 2.0 --- Time for a Rewrite.