The following may or may not be possible.
One way to reduce the NWS 'public burden' budget is to allow NWS to 'charge' for the 'data' it collects and disseminates to the private sector. Currently it does so, free of charge. Prviate Sector (News Agencies, TV/Radio, Internet companies then charge the end-users for the free service that they receive from NWS).
NWS Union may 'stop' this.
NWS Mission is listed below.
"The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community."