Two great examples:
1. Barney Frank is supposedly going to remake housing finance after having helped destroy it by his actions over the last 20 years. In particular, after his polititization of Fannie Mae's business goals over the last 20 years, and constant fight to prevent any kind of oversight of Fannie and Freddie, which has led to over a hundred billion dollars and perhaps as high as $400 billion in taxpayer losses, Barney is going to do more of the same with Frannie and Freddie now that the government has full control of these entities.
2. A NY state child protective services study shows that all their resources provide little real benefit to endangered children. The solution -- do even more of the same.
And don't forget the classic example, the 10x increase in public school funding to no apparent benefit: