Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
USA.gov ^ | 4/13/14 | USA.gov

Posted on 04/13/2014 9:24:41 AM PDT by mdittmar

A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Republican-led efforts to rein in government spending are pointless because there is nothing left to cut in the almost $4 trillion-a-year federal budget.

“The cupboard is bare. There’s no more cuts to make. It’s really important that people understand that,” Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
September 22, 2013


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Reference
KEYWORDS: government; spending
Has anyone ever tried to shutdown any of these?
1 posted on 04/13/2014 9:24:41 AM PDT by mdittmar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: mdittmar

Sounds to me like there is $4 Trillion to cut from somewhere.


2 posted on 04/13/2014 9:26:16 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Its my freedom. YES. I will be keeping it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mdittmar

Show me a nation’s leaders and I will show you it’s future.

We are in deep doo-doo.


3 posted on 04/13/2014 9:34:50 AM PDT by volunbeer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Delta 21
Maybe we could get rid of this one
National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
they don't seem to be doing much.
4 posted on 04/13/2014 9:34:51 AM PDT by mdittmar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: mdittmar

We could start by cutting Pelosi’s microphone feed. Nothing worth listening to ever comes out of that.

After that, we could completely cut funding to every alphabet agency in existence, starting with the Bureau of Land Management and immediately following up with the Department of Homeland Security. All their cool, expensive toys could be redirected to use by the Army.


5 posted on 04/13/2014 9:36:34 AM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of liberty only to see marxism elected at home.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mdittmar

Intentional deception for political gain should be punished by deportation and stripping of citizenship.


6 posted on 04/13/2014 9:42:45 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Its my freedom. YES. I will be keeping it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: mdittmar
May I suggest a "Governmental Reduction of Egregious Expenditures and Disbusments" program or for short a GREED program. In which for every 10 dollars that one of the departments or agencies come in under budget then 1 dollar will then be distributed evenly to all employees of that department or agency tax free. The cost savings would be amazing ounce the power of the GREED program is implemented.
7 posted on 04/13/2014 9:44:34 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mdittmar

Prolly not. They just keep adding new ones with catchy names that sound like they’ll actually do something or be beneficial to somebody. Yeah, themselves.


8 posted on 04/13/2014 9:50:40 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mdittmar
There’s no more cuts to make.

Maybe in your bird-brain.
I offer the following, just for a start:

BLM - Disband
EPA - Diaband
BATF&E - drastically reduce size
DoE(education) - disband
Give me 10 minutes and I'll come up with a dozen more...

9 posted on 04/13/2014 9:57:57 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mdittmar

1. Postal Service
2. Patent Office
3. Bureau of Engraving
4. Army
5. Navy
6. Air Force
7. Marines

Am I missing anything?


10 posted on 04/13/2014 9:58:32 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spunky

ping for later


11 posted on 04/13/2014 10:00:54 AM PDT by Spunky (BIG GOVERNMENT MAKES SMALLER CITIZENS.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mdittmar
African Development Foundation

The African Development Foundation provides grants to community groups and small enterprises that benefit under-served and marginalized groups in Africa.

There are HUNDREDS of agencies like these that produce ABSOLUTELY nothing and spend MILLIONS upon MILLIONS just so they can say they "care"

12 posted on 04/13/2014 10:06:49 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grobdriver

Doe,NEA,.... ohh wait, my doorbell is ringing. I’m back. FDA, FHA, DOA...damn doorbell.


13 posted on 04/13/2014 10:15:21 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: mdittmar

Pelosi should be FIRED with every stinking ‘Rat and RINO.


14 posted on 04/13/2014 10:15:44 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grobdriver
BLM - Disband

Amen. Let the states set up their own independent bureaus. Abuses will still occur, but not on the level of the Feds.

15 posted on 04/13/2014 10:17:05 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: rktman

Maybe the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission?


16 posted on 04/13/2014 10:20:25 AM PDT by mdittmar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: mdittmar
Not to be outdone, here's California's

"Acupuncture Board"???

17 posted on 04/13/2014 10:22:39 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: coloradan

Coast Guard?


18 posted on 04/13/2014 10:29:13 AM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: unixfox

Innovation and Improvement Office?


19 posted on 04/13/2014 10:30:21 AM PDT by mdittmar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: mdittmar

We could shut down 90% at least


20 posted on 04/13/2014 10:38:45 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mdittmar
All these agencies are DEFINITELY needed.!

Remember the word sinecure? Much used in English history and novels, it means a title paying money with absolutely no duties.

Well, we now have 535 Congresscritters, most of whom occupy sinecures. Then we have all their sycophants looking for a tit.

Look at these agencies, not as wasteful tax entities who do more harm than good (which thy are and do); rather, see them as cash cows with many tits.

Disgusting mental image, isn't it?--And SanFranNan is a milk maid and tit distributer for the cows.

vaudine

21 posted on 04/13/2014 10:53:53 AM PDT by vaudine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grobdriver

The single most important agency to abolish along with its enabling legislation is the IRS.

Without the brass knuckle extortion gang the federal government has nothing.

If the federal government needs more then customs duties because we abolished such duties, then the states can pay an annual fee, and they can collect the taxes.

Repealing the 16th and 17th Amendments would be the key to such a system, which would put the federal government back in its place.


22 posted on 04/13/2014 10:55:43 AM PDT by Regulator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: vaudine

And the American Revolution was a rebellion against the English gangster “nobility” who imposed the costs of those sinecures on the populace.

That is what the government has become, as they always do: a self appointed group of extortionists, living off the populace in an oversized protection racket.

No different from Mafia street thugs with brown paper bags collecting “fees” from the shop owners.


23 posted on 04/13/2014 10:59:32 AM PDT by Regulator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: loungitude

I think the Coast Guard could be put into the Navy, and the Border Patrol put into the Army or the Air Force. There might be a seventh branch of the military, but even if there is, its mission isn’t so different from one of the big four. Indeed, are the missions of the big four so different from one another that they need to be separate organizations?


24 posted on 04/13/2014 10:59:46 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: vaudine

I did not know that word,always learn something on FR.


25 posted on 04/13/2014 11:21:22 AM PDT by mdittmar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: mdittmar
I see the Small Animal Administration had its budget raised by 28% last year.I haven't the slightest doubt that they do fine work...and lots of it too.
26 posted on 04/13/2014 11:36:52 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mdittmar
I would like to offer a challenge to FReepers: let's take this list and start putting some numbers on it. How many people does it employ? What is its annual budget? What programs does it sponsor? And most importantly, WHO comprises these anonymous bureaucracies that leech our money with little or no accountability?

In other words, to start attacking "our" government, we must first know what -- and WHO -- it is we're attacking.

If people are interested, we can form a bang list or a group to coordinate the activities. What do you say?

27 posted on 04/13/2014 11:39:51 AM PDT by IronJack
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: IronJack

I second the motion.


28 posted on 04/13/2014 11:42:57 AM PDT by mdittmar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: mdittmar

Well, that’s one. Let’s see if we get any other volunteers. If not, we can go it alone.


29 posted on 04/13/2014 12:43:18 PM PDT by IronJack
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: IronJack

This was posted in chat,we shall see.


30 posted on 04/13/2014 12:45:38 PM PDT by mdittmar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson