[Congressional Record: March 14, 2002 (House)]
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INS SNAFU PROVES AGAIN THAT BIG GOVERNMENT CANNOT WORK ECONOMICALLY OR
(Mr. DUNCAN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. DUNCAN. Mr. Speaker, the Immigration and Naturalization Service
has had a 250 percent increase in funding over the last 8 years, about
10 times the rate of inflation over that period. Now they are trying to
blame the snafu over granting student visas to two dead hijackers over
6 months after the September 11 attacks to an antiquated paper system.
What a flimsy excuse.
In other words, even with a 250 percent increase in funding, they are
basically saying, ``If we had had even more money, we would have done
better.'' The problem is not money, Mr. Speaker, it is a civil service
system that does nothing for good, dedicated employees, but protects
lazy or incompetent ones.
Also, in the private sector, the pressure is always on to do more and
to do better and to do more with less. These pressures are just not
there in the Federal bureaucracy, and it becomes more apparent with
each passing year that big government cannot do anything in an
economical or efficient way.
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