The Change We Need Is for a Smaller, Smarter Government

By ConcernedConservative on April 9, 2010
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Sarah Palin, while Tea-Partying, commented on the way things are going– and where they need to be going: “We need a smaller, smarter government back on the side of the people.” We do need to change. But it’s not the “Change” Obama promised that is going to pull our nation out of the slums.
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“If we continue to avoid confrontation and retain the status quo of outdated, outmoded local government, it will be impossible for candidates to say ‘read my lips: no new taxes’ with any credibility,” says former Indianapolis deputy mayor, John L. Krauss, who currently directs the Indiana University Public Policy Institute.

What we need is to downsize. No more spreading out and up and around. No more stepped-up spending. We need to prune.

There are three branches to our federal government. Let’s keep those. Much of the rest of the fluff can go. That’s were all our taxes get lost. That’s what is dragging us down.

That government is best which governs least.’ -the reason we still read Henry David Thoreau (who was probably quoting Thomas Jefferson, advocate for small government): He was right.

When we do call for small government though, we have to recognize that smaller government means greater citizen responsibility. We have to pick up the slack let go by the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Interagency Coordinating Committee, the Office of Personnel Management, or the Defense Contract Audit Agency among other Federal Government agencies that we probably could do without.

I don’t discount the necessity of a few federal agencies, but I’d readily submit that the need to streamline is eminent.

Curious about the various federal agencies that your tax dollars fund? Check out this list of US Federal Agencies.

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