The biggest lie in America, other than "The check is in the mail," is "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you."
The Pentagon calls its new weapon the Civil Servant. Reason: it won't work and can't be fired.
Did you hear the one about the clerk who needed a full week to fill out all the papers to comply with the requirements of the government's latest initiative, the Paperwork Reduction Act?
Jokes about the inefficiencies and convolutions of government bureaucracy are as American as, well, a crust-enclosed dessert filled with the fruit of deciduous Eurasian plants known as...