View Poll Results: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    Basically start from the beginning and cut each letter down to 1/5 the amount of entries and cut by half the budget of those that remain.

    A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies (C) | USA.gov

    That's a good start...

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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Spending is at an all time high, the national debt is far into the trillions, and government is growing at an exponential rate. Arguably, there needs to be some cuts. Which of the following federal departments should be abolished? If you believe several of the listed departments should be abolished, choose the department that needs to be abolished the most.
    Definitely DEA. An organization whose sole job in life is to lock human beings in cages for victimless crimes has no place in a free and modern society.
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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Hmm, any particular reason? (Curious question)
    don't need 'em.

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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    The CIA should be disbanded and reestablished to intel collection only. Homer Landscready should be nuked and give the FBI the lead. Also there are a ton of agencies that have long outlived their original purpose but have been retasked just to keep their budgets flowing - nuke them all. The REA (rural electrification admin) is a good example of this.

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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    You forgot to list "All of the Above".
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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Department of education is a federal entity we can do with out

    ATF is an agency we should get rid of as well

    and ultimately the DEA. Drugs should be a state issue
    same with guns, tobacco and alcohol
    All of those could be handled at the state, county or city level. An one size fits all approach causes lots of inefficiency. Forcing municipalities in Arizona to install storm drains the same way they are installed in Oregon creates lots of inefficiencies. The federal government should provide a common military, a common language and a common form of currency. State and local governments have better eyes to see the needs and the desires of their particular locality. Our borders do need to be safe. We do need a common language. We do need a common currency.

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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Yeah, if memory serves one could argue we don't have constitutional authority to have an Air Force, but rather the navy or army should have an air corps of sorts
    I'm curious how the nation would be better served by messing with the hierarchy and structure of the air force. Or why we should be eternally bound to think in terms of the technology of the 1870s. That's one of the ways that we've been stripped of our 4th amendment protections, by trying to fit new technology into old rules, rather than updating the rules.
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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    None should be abolished but ALL should be downsized with reduced budgets...
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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    Everyone hates the government till their house is taken out by a tornado, hurricane or flood.... Then all of sudden it is "where is FEMA and the government ?" "Why isn't anything getting done?" "I need help!"

    As for the agencies, I have no idea which I would do away with. I have little to no contact with most of them other then the FDA.

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