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Legislative Branch

Use assets to cover liabilities.

The federal government is bankrupt. The assets of the federal government should be used to cover its liabilities. All federal land from land management agencies within the Department of Agriculture and Department of Interior should be turned over to the states to fund the Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid liabilities. Have the states form a committee that will use the land and the income it creates to fund reorganized... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Eliminate operator licensing program

Eliminate the Forest Service driver/operator licensing program. Training and subsequent documentation should be the responsibility of the supervisor and/or safety managment. Creating examiner programs and licensing is costly, it duplicates state licensing programs (in some areas), and is largely a safety program. So where does the the FS put it? Why, under Engineering and Fleet of course. Also,while we're at it, make... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Merge BLM and Forest Service under DOI

The BLM and Forest Service have redundant missions (just different enabling legislations). Merge the agencies into one agency under the Department of the Interior.

FS funding comes through Interior channels (unlike the rest of the USDA) and all other land management agencies are under the DOI.

Falling under the DOI would enable the FS to abandon the incredibly wasteful project-oriented funding model and move to the... more »

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