The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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Russia Reinvents Capitalism

Who would've guessed that the former Soviet Union would give us such a valuable lesson into the workings of a free enterprise economy?

The federal government must cut its staff by 20 percent over the next three years and prohibit any further growth of the bureaucracy, according to a draft decree the Finance Ministry published Tuesday.

Starting April 1, 2011, the federal and regional offices of the executive branch should have 5 percent fewer officials than on July 1, 2010, according to a copy of the order posted on the ministry's web site.

The reductions should rise to 10 percent from the base level on April 1, 2012, and then to 20 percent one year later. Half of the revenue savings from each state body would be returned to improve salaries, the order said.

Strangely enough, this is the one suggestion that Barack "Insourcing" Obama hasn't even begun to consider during these "unprecedented" economic times.

Gee, I wonder why?



#1 captainfish 20-Jul-2010

Brian, Brian... Brian.

So Naive.

If our government were to cut 20%, that would only take us back to March of 2009.  We would still be so swollen doctors would see us and quarrentine us out of fear or plague-filled puss-pockets were about to explode and infect the whole world.

What we need to do is cut by at least 50%!!!

The Feds need to get out of the eucation business and only as an oversight board.  It needs to get out of unemployment, welfare and passing out foreign aid money like it was a kid jumping on a huge pile of dried leaves.

They need to get out of the subsidization business.  They need to get the guts and cut medicare and social security.  If we can't pay for it, then it has to be cut.  Sorry.  Truth hurts.  These were never designed to be sole-means of an individuals economic support.

And yes, curtail NASA for now.  Cut monies to farmers to NOT farm.  End oil company tax breaks.  In fact,.. no one should get tax breaks.  Reduce taxes by almost half for incomes over 1 million.  Eliminate death, estate, and investment taxes.  Tax investments when they are withdrawn.

Eliminate IRS-based welfare and corporateacademic welfare.  Privatize student loans, Fannie and Freddie Mae, post office and Amtrack.  Sell them and get the best deal you can get. 

When the government got out of the airline industry... look how well they did.

Get out of the Transportation business, but leave behind an oversight board to work out issues between states.  But, all money stays with the states.

Repeal all laws passed since 1996.  Then analyze laws passed since 1920 to determine efficacy in today's economic climate.

That should do it I think.

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