Via Meadia opines that, regardless what size government you favor, the government you have must be effective. Blog post is here. Two excerpts here:
"Obama made many mistakes in the roll out of his health care law, but one of the biggest may be that he overestimated the quality of our country’s public service system."
".....we’ve been so focused on using government jobs as a solution to social ills that we’ve forgotten that the government actually needs, well, to get things done."