Getting Rid of Federal Agencies

Getting Rid of Federal Agencies

In Discussion 6 we will explore the vast number of federal agencies and discuss whether or not we can get reduce the size of the federal bureaucracy.

Instructions

•Now that you’ve had a chance to think about bureaucracy and government a bit, I’d like to add in a new question for us to contemplate during the second week of the discussion. Often the suggestion is made that we cannot eliminate bureaucracy because so many people rely on it. Others would suggest that we might be able to eliminate certain agencies or that we can streamline them. The following link should take you directly to a list of the various federal agencies: Federal Agencies

•Please respond to the following questions completely: After you have perused the list and explored some of these agencies in more depth, which federal agencies do you think that we could do without in our govt? Which agencies could be combined and/or streamlined? And of course, please explain your reasons.

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Number of Responses and Days
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