Robert Puente

San Antonio Water System: Fraud Upon Fraud

Corruption and insider deals are a constant threat to good government and public administration.  Our founding fathers were keenly aware that officials charged with spending the public purse would often rely on the advice of friends and contributors to direct public dollars, and the temptation to fund projects that benefit either themselves or their friends would be irresistible to many. The founders responded by placing strong limits on the scope and role of government.  Those limits have long since been eroded, to the point that, even in Texas, state and local governments are often the largest market for services and…