Sunday, May 21, 2006

Just good enough

Anyone who's ever dealt with the Wisconsin DMV knows just how piss-poor it is at accomplishing any given task. Sure, if you need your plates renewed or a new driver's license, you'll eventually get it. But it seems the department never strives to achieve anything better than just good enough.

It's so bad, in fact, that the JS Editorial Board can leigitmately use the DMV's near inability to do its job now as a reason to speak out against federal requirements for drivers' licensing.

Any private business so inable to meet the demands and reality of the marketplace would go bankrupt so quickly one would wonder how it ever raised the capital to go into business in the first place. And here's a government-run agency providing services mandated by law and with the benefit of being supported by taxes that can't institute a new program in seven years.

That's just pathetic. If you ever want an example of what's wrong with government, here's a good one.

On the flip-side, Clint poins out:
So our own government can’t do squat about ID’s in 7 more years and 12
years after 9/11, but there is suppose to be peace in Iraq and all of our
troops should be home in 7 months?


At 7:49 PM, May 21, 2006, Blogger Billiam said...

I've been to the DMV here in GB 3 times. Now, I go to Two Rivers when I need something. They're fast and friendly, and most times I've gone in, small lines.

At 4:54 PM, May 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I all fairness to the DMV - I have been to the one on 60th and Loomis here on Milwaukee's SW side and don't think that I have ever had to wait more than 1/2 hour. And the place is usually packed.

At 6:53 PM, May 23, 2006, Blogger Casper said...

Cripes...I'm going to the wrong DMV offices!

At 4:45 PM, May 24, 2006, Blogger Joey said...

My last license plates took over 2 months. You decide if that's fast or not...

As for service at the desk, the DMV around here hardly has any services. You can do your licensing test, and that's about it. Seems like they're directing you to some other agency for everything under the sun.

I'll stick to renewing my plates online...


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