As our government intrudes more and more into the private lives of its citizens I'm curious "What has the government run successfully?" (excluding police, fire and military) Considering that Amtrak if a failure, the post office is a failure, social security if a failure, medicare is a failure. What are your thoughts? Measurement of success: Fiscally is the project able to operate within its defined budget or does it continually need additional money? Has it really benefited the people as a whole including the people that pay the taxes for it? If you feel like most do you wonder why if the government continues to fail we keep putting more faith into the same failures?