Barbequing is best done low and slow. Reforming government, on the other hand, is much more like cooking with a Chinese wok — a hot fire, fearless execution, and constant mixing and scrambling ingredients in super-heated oil.
If you were asked to make a personal investment in an organization, that promised to reform and recover from a red ink balance sheet, would you accept an investment plan that would take 10 years, billions of dollars, with the odds of success below 25 percent?
No? That’s the average price to reform a single government business process — not all of government in total, not even a core mission function.
via Huffington Post, continued here.