The Efficiency of De Ebil Gubmint Man

I’ve pointed out before that in some areas (here, Medicare), government programs are hugely more efficient and well-run than their private counterparts.

I don’t know if this qualifies as one of those, but it does make a very important point that I’ve also made before:

Government is not the problem.

Bad government is the problem.

Good government is the solution.

the government-wide [payment] error rate has decreased to 4.3 percent, having steadily declined from its high-water mark of 5.4 percent in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009.

That high-water mark would represent the culmination of eight years of Republican laissez-faire administration (boy you can say that again), coupled with six years of Republican control of both houses of Congress.

OMB: Eliminating Billions in Payment Errors

Cross-posted at Asymptosis.