Smart politics or earnest change? President Obama requests authority from Congress to shrink the government.
President Obama may be attempting to beat Republicans to the chase when it comes to streamlining government. Earlier this morning the President requested the authority to consolidate redundant government agencies, starting with merging the Small Business Administration, the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the Export-Import Bank, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Trade and Development Agency. Karen G. Mills, administrator for the Small Business Administration, would be elevated to the cabinet.