Hard to pare down an excerpt from this criticism of the Democratic party:
The party of government demands more responsibilities for government, but can’t or won’t demand consistently high performance from government.
President Obama has acknowledged this problem but, again, at a high level of abstraction. “The question … is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works,” he said in his first Inaugural Address. “Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end. And those of us who manage the public’s dollars will be held to account to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day.”
But no programs have ended since January 2009.
And they won’t, either.