For John, BLUF: Most Government projects are driven by multiple inputs. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is a lesson in why we need to keep asking questions and testing assumptions. Over at the International Liberty blog Mr Daniel J Mitchell says "Government-Run Social Security Is Bad News for Blacks and other Minorities". The reason is that Social Security is about transfers of money. Check the charts at the link.
This is not a reason for terminating Social Security, but it is a reason to ask if there is a better way. Change is hard. Asking questions is a necessity for progress.
Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff