Published October 25, 2009
I wasn't going to write tonight-then I watched 60 Minutes and freaked out. I heard about another government programme with problems - lots of problems.
We hear and see this too many times:
"Another failed, costly government program "
From the Youngtstown City Schools to Federal government programmes failure seems to be an acceptable standard. Listeners hear me say, I should say SCREAM this daily : WHY IS FAILURE AN ACCEPTABLE STANDARD IN GOVERNMENT ???
The easy answer is - they're not spending their own money.
Successful businesses get rid of employees that fail. They don't do their job correctly or properly-they're out-fired,dismissed, canned, pink-slipped---but not in government.
Now I do want to say that many agencies DO work effectivley and efficiently- township,city,county,state and federal---but too often FAILURE is acceptable.
Yeah-I know, I talk a lot about Mahoning County's little Fiefdoms battling each other.
That is very troubling to me,but ,I'll save that for another time.
Search the news-you won't need look far-for articles on government's failures.
Again, in the successful private sector - failure is dealt with -quickly. In govenment, failure is often rewarded with long careers and great benefits and pensions.
So, again, what is it? It's not THEIR money but it IS YOURS.
Hey, I just realized something - it DOES happen in the private sector !! YOU,ME ! OUR private-sector in-action, our FAILURE TO ACT ON OUR GOVERNMENT'S FAILURE !!!
Is it STILL OUR government ? Is it STILL "of the people" ? Or have we turned over the reins to the two controlling parties?