Originally Posted By: ifallalot
Originally Posted By: Autoprax
Sometimes it's more expensive when you neglect something and then you have to pay for that neglect.

So there are things we can cut now that will create a greater cost later to fix.

I don't get how this idea doesn't inform your "fire all the clerks" sentiment,

What makes you think that the things that are cut need to come back or be fixed?

No, cutting them creates a problem that has to be fixed.

US isolationism in the 30s had to be fixed in the 40s at a high cost.

incompetence is preferable to malice.