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  • n  nonelective government officials
  • n  a government that is administered primarily by bureaus that are staffed with nonelective officials
  • n  any organization in which action is obstructed by insistence on unnecessary procedures and red tape

  • A basic law of bureaucracy is that any problem can be solved merely by adding more manpower.
  • The bureaucracy has always stymied efforts to make sure that the aid reaches the needy.
  • John spoke a lot of us when he twisted Veblen's quote a little to say that the bureaucracy's first order of business is self-preservation
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  • Sharing a stage for the first time since primaries, Christie and Buono promote their economic records
    Both candidates trumpeted their pro-business bona fides. Christie said he has spent his term cutting government spending, shrinking the state’s bureaucracy and rolling back regulations. Buono said her efforts in the state Senate have boosted New Jersey’s economic competitiveness and helped average citizens.
    June 13, 2013 - The Record
  • PULSE: How deep will the NSA phone records controversy go?
    WASHINGTON — The man who told the world about the U.S. government's gigantic data grab also talks a lot about himself. Mostly through his own words, a picture of Edward Snowden is emerging: fresh-faced computer whiz, high school dropout, wannabe Green Beret, disillusioned cog in a secret bureaucracy.
    June 13, 2013 - Waynesville Daily Guide
  • Tribal leaders meet on energy hurdles
    SANDIA PUEBLO (AP) — American Indian leaders from across the U.S. are pointing to both federal and tribal politics and bureaucracy as some of the reasons energy development has been... Read more »
    June 12, 2013 - Albuquerque Journal

  • Dana Rohrabacher in USA Today
    The weight of bureaucracy kept these planes from flying, not the heavy winds,Republican US Rep. Dana Rohrabacher told The Associated Press. "When you look at what's happened, it's disgusting, inexcusable foot-dragging that's put tens of...
  • Eric Cantor in Sarasota Herald-Tribune
    Mr. Cantor added, "It's the notion that you can solve a problem by reflexively piling vast new layers of new bureaucracy and regulatory costs and taxes on it."
  • Michael Dell in USA Today
    We have great people ...... but we also have a new enemy: bureaucracy, which costs us money and slows us down,Dell wrote. "We created it, we subjected our people to it and we have to fix it!"

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