To the Editor:
The recent fiasco over fallen heroes’ death benefits illustrates the argument for smaller government, particularly at the federal level.
Had Washington not been too busy trying to control every facet of our daily lives, they might possibly have the manpower to oversee Veterans Affairs.
They could start by firing the inept bureaucrat who made the command decision to hold up those particular funds.
Lists are compiled daily of the asinine activities (and funds to facilitate them) that Congress conjures up to justify its existence.
Sometimes these lists are even exposed on Fox News, and on rare occasions, elsewhere.
Then the callous, jaded public has a big laugh and returns to idly watching the Behemoth gorge itself to even greater size and power.
Is outrage truly dead?
Morgan E. Shrode Sr.