Tuesday letters: Incompetence grips government

July 2, 2013 

I usually find David Brooks’ columns to be well-reasoned and thoughtful, but the one that appeared June 10 on thestate.com, “Cities gaining power as federal government becomes less energetic,” was a glaring exception.

He seems to assume all is right with our local, state and federal governments.

Incompetence, malfeasance and corruption are rampant at every level. To wit: Lillian McBride and the Richland County elections office. She blows it big time, and a cushy, high-paying job is created for her. At the federal level, we have Benghazi, the IRS, the cell phone intrusions and God knows what else.

Neil Mahoney

Columbia

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