Washington's `train wreck' highlighted huge number of non-essential bureaucrats

Lambro, Donald
December 1995
Human Events;12/8/95, Vol. 51 Issue 47, p20
Reports on the unnecessary federal bureaucrats highlighted by the government shutdown. Departments that Republican leaders have proposed to dismantle; Shutdown's lessons on how the function and role of the government can be reshaped, retooled and re-engineered; Proposed block granting funds to states for their schools and housing programs.


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