Perhaps the risk of being called heartless is making them headless. John Stossel of Reason Magazine claims U. S. Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Betsy DeVos is keeping hers.
“It now spends $193.1 billion a year,” he writes. “DeVos proposed a mere $9 billion in cuts.” (Only in Washington is $9 billion “mere.”)
“But nothing goes away in Washington, no matter how wasteful,” Stossel points out. “The Republican Congress ignored her proposed cuts and increased her budget by $2 billion.”
Stossel is absolutely right. I’ve read 30 years worth of hearings, Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) reports and even inspector general reports from the agency itself that show that just about every program it runs is an expensive failure.