In a must-read post on big government has forgotten how to build big projects, the like of which it helped put up during World War II, Michael Barone laments that
Big government has become a big, waddling, sluggish beast, ever ready to boss you around, but not able to perform useful functions at anything but a plodding pace. It needs to be slimmed down and streamlined, so it can get useful things done fast.
Pretty much sums it up. It wants to tell us what to do while it can’t do much of anything well or efficiently.