Government waste, sacred cows, special interests are all topics of almost constant conversation among the taxpaying public especially in difficult economic times as we have now.
Everybody has an opinion on where public money is wasted. Citizens can quickly point out how they, their neighborhood or their community needs are being ignored while someone else’s are being favored.
And everybody has a concept of what we call special interests working behind the scenes to get favorable treatment at the expense of the general public.
But what do we really know about what we suspect is happening?