Controlling the Bureaucracy

What concerns might arise when Congress delegates decision-making authority to unelected leaders, sometimes called the fourth branch of government?

In what ways might the patronage system be made more efficient?

Does the use of bureaucratic oversight staff by Congress and by the OMB constitute unnecessary duplication? Why or why not?

Which model of bureaucracy best explains the way the government currently operates? Why?

Do you think Congress and the president have done enough to protect bureaucratic whistleblowers? Why or why not?