04 January 2011
Bureaucratic Bloat Revisited
The driving force behind the growing number of federal regulatory employees can be explained with one very simple reason: 9-11.
Almost all of the Homeland Security growth, moreover, is due to the federal socialization of the previously private sector and state and local government function of passenger air traffic security in the federal Transporation Security Administration. Also note that the Tea Party faction in Congress has pledged not to make cuts to Homeland Defense, a pledge that clearly extends to the TSA.