December 28, 2007

Too Many Bureaucrats

Michael Deaver, longtime aide to President Ronald Reagan, says Reagan liked to tell "a fictitious yarn of a sobbing bureaucrat he encountered at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The man was at his desk, crying into his folded arms when Reagan touched him on the shoulder and asked him what was wrong. 'My Indian died, that's what's wrong,' came the response. 'What the hell am I supposed to do now?'"

In an OCPA article appearing today in the state's largest newspaper, economists Scott Moody and Wendy Warcholik point out that Oklahoma has way too many bureaucrats. I have no idea what all of them are doing.