Quotations on Bureaucracy
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Temporary teams of trusted people are generally sent to all Departments and to major agencies of government to assist in planning and to acquaint the incoming administration with the civil servants and bureaucracy that will remain in place in the new Administration.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Government, People, Bureaucracy, Planning, Will)
I've never been married and I've no more desire to be married now than I ever have. I hate bureaucracy and I am not religious.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Bureaucracy, Desire, Hate, Now, Religious)
I'm against big bureaucracy in Washington making health care decisions. I just have an aversion to bureaucrats. But it's not just government bureaucrats. I don't like HMO bureaucrats and insurance company bureaucrats either.
- Gary Bauer
(Keywords: Government, Health, Bureaucracy, Care, Company, Decisions, Washington)
Misdirected focus on paperwork, on procedures, and on bureaucracy frustrates teachers and fails to give children the education they need.
- Christopher Bond
(Keywords: Education, Bureaucracy, Children, Focus, Teachers)
We will cut programs, we will try to rein in the size of the bureaucracy. We will bring federal pay scales that have become so exaggerated into line with market rates.
- Eric Cantor
(Keywords: Bureaucracy, Will)
Any plan of administration which contemplates a concentrating of responsibility is open to the dangers which follow the creation of a bureaucracy.
- Arthur Capper
(Keywords: Bureaucracy, Creation, Open, Responsibility)
Every year the Federal Government wastes billions of dollars as a result of overpayments of government agencies, misuse of government credit cards, abuse of the Federal entitlement programs, and the mismanagement of the Federal bureaucracy.
- Chris Chocola
(Keywords: Government, Abuse, Bureaucracy, Cards, Credit, Result)
I don't want a lot of bureaucracy... I want to run state government the same way we run a campaign - efficient, effective and victorious.
- Charlie Crist
(Keywords: Government, Bureaucracy, State, Want)
German businessmen are overwhelmed by the high cost of doing business. Inflexible rules, enforced by a burgeoning bureaucracy, discourage entrepreneurship.
- Suzanne Fields
(Keywords: Business, Bureaucracy, Rules)
I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention.
- Kenny Guinn
(Keywords: Abuse, Attention, Bureaucracy, Children, Neglect, Service, Victims)
Such schemes take money from people who can least afford to spend it to support an unneeded bureaucracy that eats money people thought they were providing for education.
- Jesse Helms
(Keywords: Education, Money, Thought, People, Bureaucracy, Support)
A mayor is a symbol and a public face of what a city bureaucracy provides its citizens.
- John Hickenlooper
(Keywords: Bureaucracy, Public, Symbol)
Publicly, we're saying we're better at fighting terrorism. Privately, we know that the bureaucracy has only gotten worse, since the high-level people are scared of being held responsible for 9/11.
- David Hunt
(Keywords: People, Being, Bureaucracy, Fighting, Saying, Terrorism)
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
- Aldous Huxley
(Keywords: War, Bureaucracy, Country, Democracy)
The U.S. government has in recent years fought what it termed wars against AIDs, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and terrorism. Each of those wars has budgets, legislation, offices, officials, letterhead - everything necessary in a bureaucracy to tell you something is real.
- Bruce Jackson
(Keywords: Government, Abuse, Budgets, Bureaucracy, Legislation, Poverty, Terrorism, Years)
Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
- Franz Kafka
(Keywords: Bureaucracy, Revolution)
Too many vital education dollars that should be spent in the classroom are bouncing around in the federal bureaucracy.
- Mark Kennedy
(Keywords: Education, Bureaucracy, Classroom)
Bureaucracies are inherently antidemocratic. Bureaucrats derive their power from their position in the structure, not from their relations with the people they are supposed to serve. The people are not masters of the bureaucracy, but its clients.
- Alan Keyes
(Keywords: Power, People, Bureaucracy, Clients)
Well, first, the situation in Afghanistan is much better than it was. But there is no comparison between Afghanistan and Iraq. Iraq has a bureaucracy, Iraq has wealth. Iraq has an educated class of people who are positioned to come in and take over.
- Peter King
(Keywords: People, Wealth, Afghanistan, Bureaucracy, Class, First, Iraq)
The challenge is to manage the Web in an open way-not too much bureaucracy, not subject to political or commercial pressures. The U.S. should demonstrate that it is prepared to share control with the world.
- Tim Berners Lee
(Keywords: Control, Bureaucracy, Challenge, Open, World)
Religion, to me, is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need.
- Bill Maher
(Keywords: God, Religion, Bureaucracy, Man)
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency.
- Eugene McCarthy
(Keywords: Bureaucracy, Inefficiency)
When the TSA was established, it was never envisioned that it would become a huge, unwieldy bureaucracy which was soon to grow to 67,000 employees. As TSA has grown larger, more impersonal, and administratively top-heavy, I believe it is important that airports across the country consider utilizing the opt-out provision provided by law.
- John Mica
(Keywords: Bureaucracy, Country, Employees, Law)
When the TSA was established, it was never envisioned that it would become a huge, unwieldy bureaucracy which was soon to grow to 67,000 employees.
- John Mica
(Keywords: Bureaucracy, Employees)
TSA serves as the operator, administrator and regulator for the nation's transportation security. But in fact, the TSA bureaucracy does all it can to thwart any conversion to a system with more private-sector operations and strong federal oversight and standards. This agency cannot, and should not, do it all.
- John Mica
(Keywords: Bureaucracy, Fact, Nation, Security)
Other countries, such as Israel, successfully employ behavior detection techniques at their airports, but the bloated, ineffective bureaucracy of TSA has produced another security failure for U.S. transportation systems.
- John Mica
(Keywords: Failure, Behavior, Bureaucracy, Countries, Israel, Security)
The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine.
- John Stuart Mill
(Keywords: Bureaucracy, Disease, Routine)
When I appointed the Minister of the Environment to major cabinet status, the Planning and Priorities committee, the signals that that sent through Ottawa were major, because that's what the bureaucracy understands.
- Brian Mulroney
(Keywords: Bureaucracy, Committee, Environment, Planning, Priorities)
Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
- Laurence J. Peter
(Keywords: Time, Bureaucracy, Past)
Twenty-first century medicine must not be confined to a twentieth-century bureaucracy.
- Charles W. Pickering
(Keywords: Bureaucracy, Medicine)
We need to remind our core supporters that we have not forgotten their concern with the way our democracy is being replaced by European bureaucracy in so many areas.
- John Redwood
(Keywords: Being, Bureaucracy, Concern, Democracy)
If you're going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy; God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.
- Hyman Rickover
(Keywords: God, Bureaucracy, Sin, Will)
If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.
- Hyman Rickover
(Keywords: God, Bureaucracy, Sin, Will)
The answer for healthcare is market incentives, not healthcare by a Godzilla-sized government bureaucracy.
- Mitt Romney
(Keywords: Government, Bureaucracy, Healthcare)
Congress, the press, and the bureaucracy too often focus on how much money or effort is spent, rather than whether the money or effort actually achieves the announced goal.
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Keywords: Money, Goal, Bureaucracy, Congress, Effort, Focus, Press)
Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement to it.
- Joseph A. Schumpeter
(Keywords: Bureaucracy, Democracy)
Health care comprises nearly 20 percent of our national economy, but outdated bureaucracy and red tape have stifled competition and raised costs. As a result, today more than 45 million are without any health coverage.
- John Shadegg
(Keywords: Health, Bureaucracy, Care, Competition, Economy, Result, Today)
That is why I strongly believe we should working in Congress to make America a better place to run a business by reducing the costly burdens of bureaucracy and red tape.
- Michael K. Simpson
(Keywords: Business, America, Bureaucracy, Congress)
It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.
- Thomas Sowell
(Keywords: Government, People, Bureaucracy, Doctors, Hospitals)
The minute health care becomes a huge, unwieldy, expensive government bureaucracy it's a permanent feature of life and there's nothing anyone can do about it.
- Mark Steyn
(Keywords: Government, Health, Life, Bureaucracy, Care, Nothing)
I see my job as being to facilitate the life of clinical researchers so that they can be more productive, and trying to keep the bureaucracy from getting in their way.
- Alastair Wood
(Keywords: Life, Being, Bureaucracy, Job, Trying)