Jimmy Carter on Government Reform
President of the U.S., 1977-1981
Ronald Reagan? No, those were the words of President Jimmy Carter, in his 1978 State if the Union address. And who said this?
"We know big government does not have all the answers. We know there's not program for every problem. We have worked to give the American people a smaller, less bureaucratic government in Washington. And we have to give the American people one that lives within its means. The era of big government is over."
George W. Bush? Actually, that was Bill Clinton, in his State of the Union address, in January 1996. Clinton added with pride, "Today our federal government is 200,000 employees smaller than it was the day I took office as President."
I wanted to combine many scattered agencies into one Department of Energy; establish another department for all matters concerning education; deregulate banks, airlines, trucking, communications, and railways, hold down the number of federal employees; reduce paperwork; and consolidate or eliminate as many of the small agencies and advisory groups as possible.
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