Bureaucratic Horror Show

EVERYONE GETS INTO THE ACT

How many government workers does it take to change a light bulb? Forty-three, according to a safety procedure proposed last year at the Rocky Flats nuclear- weapons plant in Colorado. Al Gore's report credits the Denver Post for disclosing the 33-step process that a plant staff member wanted to adopt for replacing the light bulb that warns workers of nuclear accidents. The proposed guidelines would require an estimated 1,087 worker hours to complete, compared to 60 hours currently.

DOING IT BY THE (BIG) BOOK

No wonder the government seldom hands out a pink slip. The federal...

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