Originally Posted by bbbbmw
Not to beat this to death... but I remember a Congressional Budget Office report that said we could eliminate the Depts of Energy, Commerce, and Education, and save $600B/yr (remember Rick Perry in the debates? He brought this up, but couldn't remember the Dept of Commerce). Since Obama's been in office the debt has risen by $6T - if these had been eliminated in 2008, would the debt have risen by **only** $3.6T? That's not small change.
If we eliminated the US Military (all branches) we would save a hell of a lot as well. I mean sure it would tank our economy and make us vulnerable to threats but think of the savings!