Saturday, April 29, 2017

Reflexively Anti-Reform

Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., who writes for The Wall Street Journal, looks at forces which prevent the government solving problems everyone knows exist.
The major media (are) the most reflexively anti-reform institution in American life. Both major parties look like hotbeds of freethinking in comparison.
His point, whenever Congress or the President wants to eliminate a Federal program the media goes all weepy about the supposed victims who may lose something which (a) they probably should never have been given in the first place, and (b) likely has done them little or no good.

The main losers, never mentioned by the media, are the bureaucrats who "manage" the programs and who spend every waking moment scheming to increase their budgets.