Unformatted text preview: can be dated back to as early as the 17 th and 18 th centuries. Benefits from the federal bureaucracy prevent people from changing laws and obtaining confidential information that should not be released to the public for any reason. Some of the drawbacks from this system are the difficulty that individuals would have when needing to obtain information for important issues and when needing to speak with a high ranking official on certain issues. Another issue with the current system is that many political leaders have promised to get rid of red tape and none of them have taken the first step to eliminate the red tape issue. Derek J. Belton...
View Full Document
- Winter '10
- Government, Red tape, bureaucratic red tape, Derek J. Belton, term red tape