Obama calls for elimination of Commerce Dept, streamlining of other functions

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    R.I.P., Department of Commerce? President Obama Seeks to Consolidate Government Agencies - Yahoo! News

    The president noted that there are "five different entities dealing with housing; more than a dozen agencies involved in food safety. And my favorite example, which I mentioned in last year's State of the Union Address. As it turns out, the Interior Department is in charge of salmon in fresh water, but the Commerce Department handles them in saltwater.

    I predict that Obama's biggest obstacle to achieving this goal will be the Democrats.
     
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    Hardly, the republicans will fight this just because they are republicans.
     
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    Pony show'd.
     
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    i guess rick perry nailed this one. now what are the other 2 departments to cut?
     
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    Obama’s Reorganization Raises Concerns About Trade Effectiveness
     
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    Since he can run everything by edict eliminate them all.
     
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    Finally, someone is making sense. My guess is that the Democrats will block it though.
     
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    If it was a Republican idea, they would be all for it

    In an election year, they will block it
     
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    This is great news for Rick Perry because he'll now only have two cabinet depts (Education and Energy) to remember in future debates.
     

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