I take anything on this subject from ex-Congressman Lee Hamilton with an 18-wheeler of salt --
Lee never met an expansive government program that he disapproved of, or couldn't - in his view - be bigger.
Now, he says that "government needs to work better"? Hah!
Well, I paraphrase Thomas Jefferson when I say that the government that works less, works best.
Let's make government smaller so that it is a smaller, and inconsequential factor, in our day-to-day lives, at both the federal and state levels.