Ed Driscoll


FROM THE HOME OFFICE IN WASHINGTON, DC: Human Events has a top ten list of the most outrageous government programs, as assembled by “a diverse group of 18 conservative public policy experts“.

Human Events writes, “There were some interesting patterns”:

President Richard Nixon, a Republican, helped create five of the programs on the list, including Number 1 LSC. Most of the listed programs also are relatively new. Republican President Herbert Hoover signed the oldest program, the Number 3 Davis-Bacon Act (which forces government contractors to pay higher wages), in 1931. But eight of the programs were initiated, wholly or in part, in 1970 or later.

“Hopefully, none will last as long as Davis-Bacon”, they add. Sad to say, I’ll bet more than a few of them will.