Repeat after me: there is no such thing as big, honest government. Corruption is intrinsic to every Big Government endeavor.
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Sometimes it’s officials lining their own pockets, or sluicing millions of taxpayer dollars to their cronies. Sometimes it’s administrative “overhead” so bloated that it’s indistinguishable from the way a parasite feeds on its host organism. And sometimes it’s just good old-fashioned abuse by the recipients of government lollipops.