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View Poll Results: Which Cabinet departments should be cut or merged with another
Environmental Protection Agency 0 0%
Department of Energy 2 16.67%
Department of Education 4 33.33%
Department of Labor 1 8.33%
Department of Interior 3 25.00%
Department of Commerce 2 16.67%
Department of Energy 0 0%
Department of Agriculture 1 8.33%
Department of Health and Human Services 1 8.33%
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY!!!!!!!!!!! 8 66.67%
Department of Veteran Affairs 0 0%
Department of Housing and Urban Development 1 8.33%
Department of Transportation 1 8.33%
Council of Economic Advisors 2 16.67%
Other (tell us below) 2 16.67%
None! 1 8.33%
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default Which Cabinet positions should we get rid of?

Which federal agencies and departments should we consider cutting or seriously reducing or merging with another department?

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oops..put Department of Energy twice...I knew it'd happen


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Old 12-29-2011, 07:59 PM   #2
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I think that the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Veterans Affairs should be merged into the Department of Defense.

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Old 12-29-2011, 08:07 PM   #3
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You can't merge Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. Posse comitatus. Though I could see this congress throwing out the posse comitatus act.

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Old 12-29-2011, 08:09 PM   #4
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Good idea (to hippie hunter). I think EPA should be absorbed into Department of Interior............which should then be merged under Department of Agriculture.

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Old 09-29-2013, 06:01 PM   #5
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:25 PM   #6
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This is pretty much the only instance where I've ever agreed with SentinelMind. The Department of Homeland Security is pretty goddamn terrible.

All of the others can stay, they're all at least potentially either great or basically necessary, but The Department of Homeland Security is one of the most fascist things we've ever created.

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Old 10-10-2013, 09:53 PM   #7
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The NRA...yeah them....

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Old 10-11-2013, 01:29 AM   #8
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In my country we have to many of these departments and still if a person needs help no use of them.

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Old 10-12-2013, 11:53 AM   #9
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Default Re: Which Cabinet positions should we get rid of?

There are several that could merge, as far as throwing out, I would say Education and his Economic Advisors.

BUT, IMO opinion you could do far more if you looked at the job descriptions of ALL of these agencies and throw out the overlap. The fact that salmon are regulated by about 7 of those agencies is ridiculous.

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Old 10-13-2013, 09:33 AM   #10
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It's not our call to make on which department should be cut eliminated. The cabinet officers and their departments are established by the power of the executive office of the President. Only he can eliminate those offices.

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Old 10-18-2013, 10:11 AM   #11
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It's not our call to make on which department should be cut eliminated. The cabinet officers and their departments are established by the power of the executive office of the President. Only he can eliminate those offices.
I don't think anyone here is under the impression that posting a statement on this thread has the legally binding authority to actually dissolve a cabinet position. Just because we don't have the authority to actually do away with one doesn't mean we're not allowed to have an opinion about it.

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It's not our call to make on which department should be cut eliminated. The cabinet officers and their departments are established by the power of the executive office of the President. Only he can eliminate those offices.
So what? It's a hypothetical that we can openly discuss.

For me, I'd first merge the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture since they have quite a few overlapping duties. Possibly even add the EPA in there as well. I'd also put Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services together.

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