We have seen the future, and it sucks.

GAO: The Federal Government Runs 160 Housing Programs

21st September 2012

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In the Army we have an expression for an operation that is so big and unwieldy that it has no purpose other than perpetuating itself: “a self-licking ice cream cone.”

By way of Amanda Carpenter in Senator Jim DeMint’s office we discover that after some half century of hard work, federal housing programs have finally reached that state.

Jerry Pournelle is fond of saying that the primary function of government is to hire and pay government workers.

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