Monday, July 19, 2010

Shocker: WaPo finds throwing taxpayer money at a problem makes it worse

The Washington Post is beginning to reveal an investigative series on US security spending and the agencies that spend the money. So far it looks like they are finding that politicizing and bureaucratizing is never a solution to ANY problem and yet that is always the approach of government. We are not safer but we are deeper in debt.


* Many security and intelligence agencies do the same work, creating redundancy and waste. For example, 51 federal organizations and military commands, operating in 15 U.S. cities, track the flow of money to and from terrorist networks.

* Analysts who make sense of documents and conversations obtained by foreign and domestic spying share their judgment by publishing 50,000 intelligence reports each year - a volume so large that many are routinely ignored.