I’ve been thinking about bureaucracy a bit more than usual the last few days, and hence this remark of Churchill’s seems useful in our fiscally challenging times:
There is no surer method of economizing and saving money than in the reduction of the number of officials.
I bid a 50 percent cut in non-military government agencies. The only downside here is that most federal agencies would become more productive if you cut their staff, which would be bad.
Meanwhile, apropos my item in The Sunday Spindle about “No Labels” bipartisan hooey, herewith another useful gem from Sir Winston:
I have noticed that whenever a distinguished politician declares that a particular question is above Party, what he really means is that everybody, without distinction of Party, shall vote for him.