From Businessweek on July 11, 2013:

This Is Why People Hate the Federal Government

Defense Secretary Hagel is begging Congress to stop spending cuts, while officials within his agency are telling employees to spend down their coffers.

From Chapter 10, A Terminal Toolbag:

“State structures rarely have any mechanism that adjusts their size to the needs of the occasion, and most commonly measure their success by the level of next year’s budget increase. So they overgrow if enough money is available.”

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