Cato, my favorite think tank, recently created five excellent, 3-minute videos which make it very clear why and how we need to downsize the Departments of Agriculture, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, and Labor. We could be saving hundreds of billions of dollars a year while making the economy more efficient and increasing everyone's living standards in the process. This is not about eliminating government, it's about scaling back a government that has grown like Topsy for way too long.
We've already made good progress in reducing the size of government over the past four years by freezing spending; what needs to happen next is outright cuts to wasteful and unnecessary programs.
I'm optimistic about the future because, as these videos demonstrate, there are so many things wrong with our government that could be easily fixed.
Check out the videos here.