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?