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Friday, January 13, 2012

Obama Wants Trade and Commerce Agencies Consolidated

“President Obama will ask Congress on Friday for the power to shrink the federal government, proposing a first step of combining several trade- and commerce-related agencies under a plan that the White House said could eliminate more than 1,000 jobs and save $3 billion over 10 years. A senior administration official said the White House announcement by Obama is follow-through on his promise during last year’s State of the Union address to create a leaner, more efficient bureaucracy.” (Washington Post)

It’s not the number of agencies that matters. It’s what they’re trying to do.

FEE Timely Classic
“Efficiency in Government” by Dennis Bechara