We haven’t said much about the GSA scandal. Is it important? The dollars involved are small, by Washington standards, but it illustrates a timeless truth: no one else will spend the money you earned as carefully as you will. When you are spending other people’s money, why shouldn’t you waste it? That is the attitude that generally (although not always, of course) prevails in government. Michael Ramirez sums it up:
If you don’t want the government to waste your money, there is only one solution: don’t give it to them.