Just recently the Obama Administration has created a new government entity known as the White House Transition Coordinating Council, with the purpose of giving guidance to government departments, agencies, etc., working with transition officials for the presidential candidates, and having emergency preparedness and response exercises. Headed by Obama’s Chief of Staff, its members will include the Chief of Staff’s deputies, Intelligence Director, Budget Director, and the Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Adviser.
Such a council was the result of a bill signed into law in March of this year, which required the President to create a transition team at least six months prior to the presidential election.
Does this council really help with the transition for an incoming administration, or is there a hidden goal behind its creation? The answer is not quite clear. But one thing is certain, its creation is just another big government product (even if it does consist of existing government positions).
As I mentioned in previous articles, there are many government departments, agencies, boards, commissions, etc. that could be abolished. I will discuss several of them.
The Department Education needs to be abolished because control over the public schools can be done at the state & local levels, not at the federal level. Doing so would also result in Common Core (and other forms of indoctrination) being done away with.
The Department of Energy can also be abolished because it subsidizes fuel sources, not to mention its fiscal & environmental mismanagement. It has also come up with a series of regulations which have resulted in big losses to consumers and the economy. Its fellow energy agency, the Federal Energy Regulation Commission, can be abolished too.
The Internal Revenue Service needs to go due to its abuse of power, its complex system of rules, and its negative impact upon the economy. With it gone, the income tax can be eliminated and replaced with perhaps a flat tax.
The Federal Reserve System needs to be eliminated because of its manipulation of the economy. Doing so would relieve the economy of a major burden.
Since the United State Postal Service can be privatized, the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee and the Postal Regulatory Commission can be done away with.
If the Social Security Administration can be privatized, then the Social Security Advisory Board can be done away with.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States can be abolished since it subsidizes the financing of American exports, something that can be done via the private sector.
Thus, the solution is less government, not more government.
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