Reorganize, But Spare Agencies That Count

(With Don Bonker)Originally Published in the Roll Call—March 8, 2012

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In this year’s presidential election, the dominant issues should be creating jobs and growing the economy. The Republicans are championing tax cuts, deregulation and elimination of government agencies. President Barack Obama and the Democrats prefer more federal spending.

Rhetoric may win votes, but the fact is that neither side is addressing the key issue. How we compete in today’s global economy will do more to get America out of this economic slump than arguing about tax reductions or more stimulus spending.

Obama’s initiative to “streamline” ...

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