The Bloated Deep State

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Prof. Donald Henry, from the University of Tulsa, wrote the following response to J.T. Young’s op-ed piece published in the WSJ on March 27th and titled “The Bloated Deep State.”

He agrees, the writer in on target in “tracing the dangers of an unaccountable, bloated bureaucracy to the balanced powers of the three branches of government designed by our Founders.”

He further comments this conundrum is not limited to the federal government but extend to the state, county and municipal authorities, dramatically swelling the number and influence of unelected civil servants. Secondly, these bureaucrats largely serve with little oversight and impunity principally due to the clout of their civil-service unions.

Finally, the bureaucratic state is inherently biased politically. Its basic wiring is supportive of big government of big government and this works to lubricate the union support of politicians who repay with overly generous benefit packages and endless backing of a greater bureaucracy. Want to guess which party is privileged by the bureaucratic state?

We’ve been had.


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