[ExI] Merging of agencies [ was Should the US Have a Military Presence in Space?]
sen.otaku at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 03:51:07 UTC 2018
The US really does have a proliferation of agencies which compete. For example: CIA, FBI, NSA, etc. I think it would be cheaper to combine them somehow, so they could pool resources and intelligence. It doesn’t seem to me that this type of redundancy is useful.
As far as agencies being merged... well, Trump is floating a merger of Department of Education and Department of Labor, into, I’m not sure, maybe a Department of Education, Training, & Employment. Not sure if I agree with the move because his motives seem suspect, but we’ll see how it plays out.
But another thing to consider is maybe we actually need more agencies/ departments. Which sounds insane, I know, but hear me out. Look at all the agencies and departments involved with the US Immigration system. They are absolutely inefficient and make the whole system insufferably complicated, because “one hand doesn’t know that the other hand is doing”. And that makes accountability hard, because they can all just point fingers at each other.
The entire US government is way too bloated and redundant in all the wrong ways. It’s definitely “too big” in the sense that it could do more with less. Maybe we need to go through with the pain and expense of reorganizing and streamlining the whole thing.
> On Jun 23, 2018, at 11:11, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 23, 2018 at 11:05 AM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 6:33 PM, <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
>>> > Does the United States need a Space Force branch of the military?
> How many intelligence agencies do we have? Way too many, because they compete with each other, withholding information, just like the military ones do. How many agencies get involved with a disaster, like FEMA? Several, and yes, they do compete.
> Proliferation of agencies (when was the last time you heard of one being merged or just closed?) is a very poor thing, it seems to me. Another variety of pork.
> bill w
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