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LETTER: The eternal life of the federal bureaucracy

In response to your Oct. 13 editorial on the administrative state: President Ronald Reagan’s quote about the federal bureaucracy comes to mind: “No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth!”

The best way to ensure a problem never ends is to put a bureaucrat in charge of solving it.

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