The election mess is over and everyone can relax and enjoy life. I don’t think so. Did you see how many millions-billions were spent by the candidates and their supporters? Do you think there will be pay back for the millions-billions spent? You can bet on that.
Now the resounding voice of the people says there must be a smaller Government. Can that be done or is it a Mission Impossible? This is what I think can be done for starters.
*Reduce Government payroll by 10% every year through attrition.
*A hiring freeze for all departments. Any workers eliminated but not eligible for retirement should be offered jobs opened by those retiring. Job transfers are common in the private sector.
*No new departments except for emergencies like national disasters.
*Cancel all “lifetime pay and insurance” for elected positions. They made their money from special interests and do not need a “welfare” check every month for the rest of their lives.
*Eliminate any division that can be replaced by private enterprise.
*All Government employees must pay no less than 30% into their retirement funds if they are not doing that now because their wages are generally high than private companies.
This is a start I can believe in. How about you?