Monday, September 22, 2008

Question of the Day

So it's been awhile since my last post, but with the kids back in school and the start of Fall, I figure it is time to get back to blogging.

I know the focus on everyone's minds is the 2008 presidential election. But since we're not a political blog here, I want to try and steer away from that debate. That doesn't mean we can't talk about policy though, and with that in mind, I'll be starting a new "Question of the Day" here on the blog to get your thoughts on policy agenda items for the next administration.

So let's get started. Today's question:

What is the most useless department in the federal government?

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.


  • Does the US Congress qualify as a "department?"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/23/2008 9:06 AM  

  • I vote for the Commission of Fine Arts..."charged with giving expert advice to the President, Congress and the heads of departments and agencies of the Federal and District of Columbia governments on matters of design and aesthetics..."

    Don't get me wrong, I like nice art and all, but is this really necessary?

    By Blogger VACostCutting, at 9/23/2008 9:15 AM  

  • i agree with anonymous - the current do-nothing congress!!

    By Anonymous virginian, at 9/23/2008 10:02 AM  

  • while i can't disagree with virginian and anon, beautiful postage stamps are definitely my number one priority when it comes to government functions...

    the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC) is tasked with evaluating the merits of all stamp proposals...the Committee provides the Postal Service with a "breadth of judgment and depth of experience in various areas that influence subject matter, character and beauty of postage stamps."

    By Anonymous eve, at 9/23/2008 11:20 AM  

  • So many to choose from. While it may not be the absolute most useless, I'm going to go with the Dept. of Education. A bureaucrat in DC does not know what is best for a kid in Virginia or any other state. Sending $59 billion to DC to be redistributed is a complete and utter waste.

    By Blogger Nick Howard, at 9/30/2008 1:06 AM  

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