Study Documents Systematic Failures of the Government

A new study from the Center for Public Integrity has uncovered 125 systematic failings of the federal government, many of which are the result of widespread problems such as government appointees being chosen for ideology over competence and the suppression of information that goes against the Bush administration’s philosophy.

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A nonpartisan research group has released a new study that documents 125 systematic failures of the federal government under the administration of President George W. Bush.

The study–dubbed the “Broken Government” project and conducted by the Center for Public Integrity–is a comprehensive assessment of executive failures across a wide range of areas from education to veterans affairs. Each of the failures are examined to track their causes, effects, and implications.

Many of the failures highlight common themes such as agency appointees being selected on the basis of ideology and loyalty, agency heads that suppressed reports that went against the administration’s philosophy, agency-industry collaboration, failure to exercise oversight, and an agenda that advocates deregulation and privatization.

A sample of forty of the failings:

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