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article imageThe White House wants your opinion on which departments to axe

By Karen Graham     Apr 15, 2017 in Politics
Washington - If you have your own ideas on which federal departments, commissions or agencies you would like to see axed or combined with other federal entities, you now have a chance to express your views. The White House has an opinion poll out.
In an effort to make the federal government more "efficient, effective, and accountable," the White House is holding a public opinion poll to find out just what we all think are the best departments that need overhauling or even axed outright. By the way, one option is the White House, itself.
The poll, Reorganizing the Executive Branch: We Need Your Input! is a White House website designed by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (which is also listed under department choices). The poll allows people to make suggestions as Trump moves to make good on his pledge to "drain the swamp," and streamline a bureaucracy he sees as bloated and inefficient.
Under the section of the opinion poll that asks: "What agency would you like to reform?" it lists 20 federal departments or agencies and the more than 100 offices withing them. A follow-up question then asks for your opinion on why you made your choices.
Further down on the poll is the question: "What agency would you like to eliminate?" and then, further down, a menu for people to give a reason. People can use the listed reasons, that include such things as an "office is not necessary," or "duplicates the work of another." But people can also express their own reasons for eliminating a department or office.
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There is also a video (seen above) on the opinion poll. Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget reaches out to people with "any experience with the federal government if you've had good stories or bad stories about how the federal government has served or failed to serve you."
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