GOP field feeds South Carolina's anti-federal mood

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 20, 2012 12:17 p.m.

    Some Federal programs are actually run by the states in order to keep some of the Federal intrusions into everyday work and business life. This provides the states some flexibility while trying to "be at least as effective as" the Federally run and staffed programs. It is a benefit for most states as they have people from the states that know the area and know how to talk and deal with employers, employees and others involved in the processes. Federal personnel don't know the local and regional economy and some of the intricacies of the programs that may be somewhat different but at least as effective. States, in many cases may have data that the Federal programs have and that can be an excellent tracking tool to see if the programs is effective. There are some Federal data but the analysts and programmers have not worked together to draw up an effective way to measure "at least as effective" due to their inability to gather data, due to regulations or funding issues. Federal programs, in most cases are big, and uncontrollable, even in the military services. Other programs can be better but bureauacracy always seems to have turns to/fro