With the upcoming inauguration of the Donald I wondered what real changes could be done by an aggressive administration charged with shrinking the federal government. I fired up the Google machine and looked for a list of all federal agencies, most of the .gov sites gave you links to the main departments that have hundreds of other agencies that fall under their jurisdiction. This Wiki link actually covered the all the agencies with links to smaller departments or bureaus, I scrolled through at a regular pace and it took me five minutes to get through by just scrolling. To read each agencies name I would imagine would take a good half hour, to open each link to other departments on the entire list would take you hours.
Just hit the link and scroll through….I’ll wait.
Staggering isn’t it.
There are over 22 million ***government (state, local, & federal) employees backed by various unions with full benefit packages. This does not include private contractors that feed off the government trough. The size of the monstrosity is astounding and efficiency is underwhelming to say the least.
I checked out a few obscure departments I had never heard of, even read through some of their financials. The amount of money handed these two agencies is hundreds of millions annually. I see no need whatsoever for either one of the departments other than good intentions, both could be eliminated.
There are billions and billions to be saved if a Trump administration has the courage to do so. If a part time blogger like me can glean enough information to determine that a few agencies could be shuttered imagine what people who get paid to put the hammer down could do.
A strange coincidence, Moobattery posted a story about government waste including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the two departments I mentioned above was a down menu department of the….NIH.
If Big Government were deliberately wasting you money as absurdly as possible to rub it in your face that you are powerless to stop it, what would it do differently from this?
A report released by a Republican senator Tuesday reveals the U.S. government spent over $800,000 to investigate monkey drool.
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake published the “Wastebook: PORKemon Go,” which highlights 50 examples of government waste that cost taxpayers approximately $5 billion.
One such waste was the taxpayer-funded study of monkey drool that cost $817,000. The government agency, National Institutes of Health (NIH), provided two grants to the State University of New York at Buffalo to look into monkey drool.
***I was informed by a reader that my 22 million workforce of federal employees was incorrect which is true. I should have written all government employees which encompasses state, local, and federal levels. H/T to Dennis for the correction.
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