Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Downsizing the Federal Government


By Terry Orr

Which of these do you recommend to be significantly downsized or out right closed down?

Government Agencies We Should Get Rid Of Immediately

  1. Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
  2. Administration on Aging (AoA)
  3. African Development Foundation
  4. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  5. Agricultural Marketing Service
  6. Agricultural Research Service
  7. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (Treasury)
  8. AMTRAK (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)
  9. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  10. Appalachian Regional Commission
  11. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
  12. Arctic Research Commission
  13. Arms Control and International Security
  14. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Interagency Coordinating Committee
  15. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
  16. Bonneville Power Administration
  17. Botanic Garden
  18. Broadcasting Board of Governors
  19. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
  20. Bureau of Industry and Security
  21. Bureau of International Labor Affairs
  22. Bureau of Justice Statistics
  23. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  24. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
  25. Bureau of Public Debt
  26. Bureau of Reclamation
  27. Bureau of Transportation Statistics
  28. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
  29. Chief Acquisition Officers Council
  30. Chief Financial Officers Council
  31. Chief Human Capital Officers Council
  32. Chief Information Officers Council
  33. Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee
  34. Commission of Fine Arts
  35. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)
  36. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
  37. Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
  38. Community Planning and Development
  39. Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  40. Corporation for National and Community Service
  41. Council of Economic Advisers
  42. Council on Environmental Quality
  43. National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  44. Denali Commission
  45. Department of Commerce (DOC)
  46. Department of Education (ED)
  47. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  48. Department of Labor (DOL)
  49. Domestic Policy Council
  50. Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs (State Department)
  51. Economic Adjustment Office
  52. Economic Development Administration
  53. Economic Research Service
  54. Economics & Statistics Administration
  55. Election Assistance Commission
  56. Elementary and Secondary Education
  57. Endangered Species Committee
  58. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  59. Energy Information Administration
  60. Environmental Management (Energy Department)
  61. Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
  62. Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
  63. Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC)
  64. Federal Consulting Group
  65. Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
  66. Federal Geographic Data Committee
  67. Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
  68. Federal Housing Finance Board
  69. Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds
  70. Federal Interagency Committee on Education
  71. Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy
  72. Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
  73. Federal Labor Relations Authority
  74. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
  75. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  76. Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
  77. Federal Transit Administration
  78. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
  79. Financial Management Service (Treasury Department)
  80. Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, National Commission
  81. Fish and Wildlife Service
  82. Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
  83. Foreign Agricultural Service
  84. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
  85. Fossil Energy
  86. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
  87. Government National Mortgage Association
  88. Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
  89. Health Resources and Services Administration
  90. Helsinki Commission (Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe)
  91. Indian Arts and Crafts Board
  92. Information Resource Management College
  93. Innovation and Improvement Office
  94. Institute of Education Sciences
  95. Institute of Peace
  96. Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group
  97. Interagency Council on Homelessness
  98. Inter-American Foundation
  99. International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB)
  100. Japan-United States Friendship Commission
  101. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  102. Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries
  103. Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
  104. Joint Fire Science Program
  105. Lead Hazard Control (Housing and Urban Development Department)
  106. Legal Services Corporation
  107. Marine Mammal Commission
  108. Marketing and Regulatory Programs (Agriculture Department)
  109. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
  110. Merit Systems Protection Board
  111. Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
  112. Millennium Challenge Corporation
  113. Minerals Management Service
  114. Minority Business Development Agency
  115. Mississippi River Commission
  116. Multifamily Housing Office
  117. National Agricultural Statistics Service
  118. National AIDS Policy Office
  119. National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare
  120. National Capital Planning Commission
  121. National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
  122. National Drug Intelligence Center
  123. National Economic Council
  124. National Endowment for the Arts
  125. National Endowment for the Humanities
  126. National Gallery of Art
  127. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  128. National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  129. National Institute for Literacy
  130. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  131. National Labor Relations Board
  132. National Science Foundation
  133. Natural Resources Conservation Service
  134. Northwest Power Planning Council
  135. Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
  136. Office of Government Ethics
  137. Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
  138. Office of Science and Technology Policy
  139. Office of Thrift Supervision
  140. Open World Leadership Center
  141. Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  142. Pardon Attorney Office
  143. Peace Corps
  144. Policy Development and Research (Housing and Urban Development Department)
  145. Political Affairs (State Department)
  146. Postsecondary Education
  147. Presidio Trust
  148. Public and Indian Housing
  149. Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (State Department)
  150. Radio and TV Marti (Español)
  151. Railroad Retirement Board
  152. Regulatory Information Service Center
  153. Rehabilitation Services Administration (Education Department)
  154. Research, Education and Economics (Agriculture Department)
  155. Research and Innovative Technology Administration (Transportation Department)
  156. Risk Management Agency (Agriculture Department)
  157. Rural Business and Cooperative Programs
  158. Rural Development
  159. Rural Housing Service
  160. Rural Utilities Service
  161. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
  162. Science Office (Energy Department)
  163. Social Security Advisory Board
  164. State Justice Institute
  165. Stennis Center for Public Service
  166. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  167. Surface Transportation Board
  168. Susquehanna River Basin Commission
  169. Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
  170. U.S. Mission to the United Nations
  171. U.S. Trade and Development Agency
  172. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  173. Vocational and Adult Education
  174. White House Commission on Presidential Scholars
  175. White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance
  176. Women’s Bureau (Labor Department)
  177. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


In addition to this list – what other federal spending should be targeted?



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