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Do you believe that the United States need a MORE STREAMLINED, EFFICIENT, SMALLE

  1. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 16 months ago

    Do you believe that the United States need a MORE STREAMLINED, EFFICIENT, SMALLER government

    which should include MASSIVE PRIVITIZATION of many needless government jobs?  Why?  Why not?

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  2. promisem profile image99
    promisemposted 16 months ago

    The federal budget as a percentage of GDP is actually lower now than during the Reagan era.

    From what I have read, privitization has had mixed results. A good example is the use of security contractors in Iraq, which didn't go quite so smoothly.

    https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/FYONGDA188S

  3. tamarawilhite profile image94
    tamarawilhiteposted 16 months ago

    An organization does one thing well, its mission statement. It may broaden its focus like Gerber moving from just formula and baby food to toddler snacks. Trying to do Mexican food and adult diapers doesn't fit its model, doesn't work well.
    The government is trying to not just follow its core missions - protect the nation from foreign threats, secure the borders, maintain major infrastructure and handle the courts. Instead, it tries to do charitable welfare work, manage the economy, socially engineer the population. 50 years of welfare programs haven't changed the percentage of the population in poverty, so the ever greater number of welfare programs clearly don't work, especially spending a trillion a year so money isn't the issue.
    They try to micromanage diets of citizens, so they fail to control Zika or drug resistant TB and EV-86 (polio like virus from central America). Only an idealistic fool says vets are dying for lack of care, let's bring in illegal immigrants and legal refugees with exotic diseases and we'll be able to take care of them, too.
    They try to micromanage the economy but can't keep track of billions of dollars in various agencies.
    It is trying to do too much, so it does almost everything badly now.

  4. bradmasterOCcal profile image31
    bradmasterOCcalposted 16 months ago

    I don't understand the question. The US government is Obese, unresponsive to the people, usurps most of the powers once held by the states, and it is in continual gridlock resulting in the continued decline of the US.

    I don't understand adding privatization to the question, as the simple answer is that the US federal government is too big.

    Take 911, the entire US defense system, which we pay trillions of dollars to keep running totally failed us. Not a single military defense was successful, or actually even employed.

    2008 the entire government including the president failed to even see the meltdown of the economy. A smaller more efficient government would be more responsive and more attentive to the problems, issues and forming solutions for them.

    We should never had the federal government provide SS, Medicare or force us to have Obamacare. Homeland security is a joke, when all they needed were clear directives to work together.

 
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