Not claiming to be an expert, but it seems that people always say we need to make government smaller and get them out of the way. The question is what part of government do you want to eliminate:
Medicare and Social Security
U.S, Department of Agriculture and Federal Drug Administration that help to insure and food supply and drugs we use are safe--I know some stuff gets by, but wouldn't it be worse without these agencies.
Department of Veterans Affairs--who would manage benefits for out citizens who served in the military.
The Military--Takes a whole lot of money do you want to be without them.
Air Traffic Controllers--Take your chances that each airport will all adopt the same standards for Controllers to meet.
The National Weather Service--When you live in Louisiana, you want somebody plotting those hurricane paths.
Environmental Protection Agency--This was not a favorite of the oil and gas industry where I worked for 22 years, but trust me it is better to have one set of regulations to follow instead of 50 sets.
People want government to be smaller. It can be. We do not need the Department of Energy. We do need the Energy Information Administration.
We really do not need the Department of Education, since Education is really handled at the state level.
We do need the U.S. Treasury--there once was a time that banks issued their own currency (long, long time ago) and it was not legal tender. It is nice to know that the money I earned in my home state will be honored in every other state.
Every department and agency has its share of waste. HubPages probably has a couple of people they could let go, like most companies. Where do we want to cut?