The other day I saw an advertisement from, I believe, the AARP. This commercial was telling us how Medicare and Social Security is going broke and the reason for it is none other than ridiculous government spending. The ad pointed out some sort of animal research or something; I really don't recall. I have to agree with this I am afraid. I, like most others of us, have paid into the "system" for years and if I make it long enough (Allah willing) to utilize these programs, well then I want them.
I do believe that this govt spends way more than we can possibly take in on ridiculous things. I can just off the top of my head point to many programs and agencies that should be either disbanded or downsized. Can't you? Of course these usefulness of these programs is all in the eye of the beholder I suppose. Some would be for massive military cuts, which I would oppose and others for cutting many social and foreign aid programs, which I would probably be in favor of. Unless it is a social program that I may utilize. That would make it a different story entirely.
The point is, (if there really is any), is that we do need to downsize the government a good deal. Just not things I want or believe we need.
All of us think that way I would wager.