John Stossel Goes to Washington
Cast & Crew
John Stossel does a "consumer report" on government, exposing programs that squander money and rules that make no sense. Stossel also looks at a typical St. Louis family and their tax burden and talks to tax experts. Stossel drops in on D.C. committee hearings and the General Accounting Office and learns that the government can't even keep track of much of the money. Despite government failures, Stossel points out that it continuially seeks more power, whether on a local scale or on an international scale, intervening militarily in over a hundred countries. But what's the alternative? Stossel finds private organizations taking over formerly government-run functions and doing the job better.