Skip to comments.India's Modi carries out pledge to downsize government after only 5 days in office
Posted on 06/01/2014 11:47:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
In office only five days, Indias new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is already showing people how a small government, conservative head of state acts. Without even touching his peoples services or their quality, he began on his very first day in office fulfilling his promise to cut the size of his countrys bloated government.
He began by swearing in only 23 cabinet ministers, combining several portfolios and eliminating others. It was the smallest number of cabinet posts in 16 years. Only five days later, the Prime Minister did away with an entire layer of government by summarily abolishing the countrys 30 ministerial groups.
These groups were designed to protect entrenched and immediate interests, whether legitimate or not; and stood between Indias citizenry and the cabinet. They had to give their blessing to any measure requiring cabinet approval before it could even get there for deliberation. Under the previous, left leaning Congress Party government, ministerial committees numbered as many as 60.
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India likely about to enter a golden age. What age are we in? The feces age?
lets trade obozo and moochelle to india for modi
Looks like he’s setting up India for some serious economic growth over the next decade, they need it.
RE: What age are we in? The feces age?
LOL. Good one.
India isn’t the only country with a great Conservative leader. We have one, too.
After only nine months as a U.S. Senator, Ted Cruz managed to shut the entire federal government down except for essential services last year: A great start on the way to the small government we urgently need if we’re not to collapse under our enormous national debt.
If every American who longs for freedom and a new era of growth and prosperity supports Senator Cruz as enthusiastically as Indian voters recently supported Narendra Modi, America will be a great nation again.
People thinking this Hindu Supremicist is a "great conservative leader" are going to be in for a rude awakening some day.
In a country with widespread poverty, often it is the little things that can give huge popularity to a government.
A truism in Mexico, for example, is that no matter what a president wants to do, if he can keep the price of rice, tortillas and beans very low, he will win reelection.
A similar rule should apply in India. He should strive for an overabundance of the most popular foods at a lower price. Relatively speaking, food is incredibly cheap for the political power it yields.
This will be a strong political insurance policy, to make the real changes that will matter in the medium and long term.
Nice! Even Reagan wound up increasing the number of cabinet positions.
Your use of that specific descriptor made me think of nobama. How odd.
Name one additional Cabinet position. Carter created Education. What cabinet positions have been created since then and by whom? Looking at your joining date, I wonder if you are a Soros troll.
Name one additional Cabinet position.
Department of Veterans Affairs.
Looking at your joining date, I wonder if you are a Soros troll.
I accept your apology.
Good one, some days it does feel like we’re all monkeys in a cage, and Obama is the ringmaster.
Reagan created the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Yes. You are correct. I apologize.