Mike Lofgren on the Rise of the ‘Deep State,’ Washington’s Shadow Government – BillMoyers.com

Mike Lofgren used to be one of those diligent people who keep the rattletrap mechanism of Capitol Hill running despite its increasing tendency to throw a gear and sputter to a halt. He was a Republican, a staff member and national defense analyst for the House and Senate budget committees. But unlike most of his colleagues, he also was — and is — a literate and articulate scholar of history and politics. With the “twin shocks” of 9/11 and the 2008 economic meltdown, Mike came to realize that the time had come to put down his oilcan and wrench, throw down the work gloves, and tell anyone who’d listen that the contraption he had so painstakingly helped maintain had become its own perpetual motion machine of mass destruction, a lumbering apparatus of greed and dysfunction. Continue reading

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