How successful are governments at running any business? For any enterprise, there are only two possible outcomes: make a profit or make a loss. Most businesses run by government run at a loss, because there are no incentives to make a profit. Their ideas for innovation can only be called bizarre. The tax-payer - you - pays for all the losses from your pocket.
The specious argument that the government needs to be involved because of the supposed free rider problem - lighthouses and bees, for example - has been long discredited. If it's a viable business - even lighthouses or bees with real value - then the secret of success
is to let business handle business.
If it's an "essential service", then relying on one single provider - run by the government - is a recipe for disaster. Different companies have different approaches, some naturally better than others. The best ones prosper, the worse ones fail. The competition among them ensures the tax-payer has a choice and so you win in the long run. Government failure
comes from lack of competition.
Waste and corruption?
Although governments often promise to eliminate it, that's impossible! The inbuilt incentives ensure that virtually no-one is held responsible or fired while both waste and corruption continue. Such as the safety issue at the Washing DC transit system...
An entrepreneur with a great idea and the desire to produce wealth will do a far better job than any number of government employees who can neither make a fortune nor go bankrupt. You'll change your life
when you realize that since a government employee has no significant stake in the outcome, customer satisfaction is largely irrelevant. You've probably had experience of such government failure