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Term limits could reduce size of federal bureacracy

2014-06-16T00:00:00Z 2014-06-16T08:18:05Z Term limits could reduce size of federal bureacracy The Billings Gazette
June 16, 2014 12:00 am

How many times have we heard politicians say, "We need to reduce the size of government." Yet, government grows larger with each administration. The reasons are simple; politicians for the most part are as crooked as a dog's hind leg and have their own interest at heart. The second reason is the federal employee unions, and one only needs to look at Detroit and see what unions and crooked politicians did to that city.

When civil servant rules and regulations protect incompetence and, in some cases, criminal behavior, what can you expect? Lois Lerner, a public servant with the IRS, refusing to talk on the grounds that it might incriminate her.

The mess called the VA scandal and bonuses given to federal employees while veterans are dying from a backlog on the waiting list. When the administration deliberately covers up their incompetence by lying to the American public over Benghazi and now new accusations coming forth over the Bowe Bergdahl trade off with the Taliban and Congress and the Intelligence Committee not being notified until the trade was completed.

Until we have amendments to our Constitution that limit the amount of time one can serve in government and take away congressional retirements and other perks and put in place a civilian oversight committee in all government agencies, we will continue to have government bureaucracy.

Jim Garvey

Billings

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