Posted Sep 19, 2023 by Martin Armstrong
Republican Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has pledged to cut the federal government by 75% if elected president. In fact, he said he wants to reorganize the entire federal government. Ramaswamy is confident he can cut the size of government in half during his first term, followed by an additional quarter during his second. This is the most extreme proposal to decrease government thus far. Could he do it?
“If they want to sue me, let them sue me. We’ll take that to the Supreme Court. I’ve studied the current Supreme Court. We win six to three on my view of the Constitution and the laws of this country,” Ramaswamy told supporters at an event in New Hampshire. “We codify that into judicial precedent so the next guy that comes along after me is not going to have his hands tied in the same way. That’s how we drive real change in this country.”
This would result in a decrease of 2.2 million civilian government employees. Ramaswamy is looking to target the IRS, Department of Education, FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. We can certainly do away with the 87,000 additional IRS agents that Biden installed. When Elon Musk took over X, formerly Twitter, he decreased the workforce by 80%. His reasoning? “Turns out you don’t need that many people to run Twitter. If you’re not trying to run some sort of glorified activist organization, and you don’t care that much about censorship, then you can really let go of a lot of people turns out,” Musk stated.
The US government has become more dystopian under Biden than any other president. He has created countless groups that add no value to America and are merely there to spy on, censor, or tax the American public. The federal government is overinflated with countless agencies and positions that we simply do not need. It is a burden on the taxpayers, and state and local government pensions were never properly funded.
Around 30% of the government workers in question are eligible to retire in the next five years. Although Ramaswamy said he wants to start on day one in office, and while I think it is a good idea, he will never have that chance because they would never allow him to become the president.