I can solve the federal budget

I’m serious. I can solve the federal budget problem without cutting any essential programs. This is a simplistic article espousing what we all know and feel. But writing it will make me feel better, and maybe it will prompt someone to speak up, to write a letter, or to discuss the problem with a neighbor. I/you/we can solve the federal budger. Here’s how. Reduce the size of government By that I mean reduce the breadth and depth of government by consolidating or eliminating unnecessary agencies, commissions, departments, boards, etc. That reduces the¬†breadth of government. Next, compress the top to bottom structure of the remaining agencies, commissions, departments, boards, etc. That reduces the¬†depth of government. Implicit in all of the foregoing is a drastic reduction in federal regulations. We know the devil is in the details and federal regulations are where the federal devil lives. I know, we can’t solve the federal budget in those ways without some serious study and discussion. Never said it would be easy. The first chore will be to figure out who, where, what and why of each of those components of government. The best-known area of overlap and redundancy is in the world of welfare. The welfare system is entrenched from the top of the federal government to the bottom of local government. But someone has to figure it out, and soon, for not...

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