- one big thing was government procurement credit cards. A fine idea, except someone forgot to include oversight functions to catch fraud, abuse, and screwups. Those had to be added later, after news reports which gave bureaucrats a bad name.
- another big thing was flattening the bureaucracy, reducing the number of layers. I'd like to see a GAO analysis comparing now with 20 years ago. My bet is there's been no real change.
- a small thing--getting rid of agricultural programs. As I remember, he got the honey loan program and the wool/mohair incentive programs. Last I checked, Congress had replaced both.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Al's Back Reinventing Government
Government Executive reports Al Gore will speak at a 20th anniversary event of his "Reinventing Government". Though I voted for the guy, 3 times actually, I didn't and don't think much of his initiative. Why?