The Shape of Things to Come?

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Jul 19, 2010 8:43 AM
The Washington Post has begun a series by Dana Priest detailing the size, expense and lack of oversight of the new bureaucratic leviathan that has metastasized in the wake of 9/11.

Priest intends the article to be scary, and to a certain degree, it certainly is. It's a searing reminder of how much a "big government" is out of the control even of those who purport to run it.   Although the tone of the piece seems to intend the criticism to be directed toward "Top Secret America" (i.e., the post 9/11 security complex) -- any thinking person will realize what the nub of the problem is, and that's this: Government grows -- always, always, always -- because that's the nature of government unless citizens are fortunate enough to have leaders who actually care about restraining it.

If the press (and everyone else, actually) is horrified by the bloat and the incoherence in the security bureaucracy, just wait until ObamaCare kicks into full gear.