...but keep the federal government We still need government, but probably far fewer employees which would save money. Another thing I have thought about is to make what employees who are there more efficient. With a contractor system where a person keeps their job based on their work, like any private industry job out there, people won't get lazy in a system where they can't get fired like the current GS system in the states. The GS system is somewhat like Soviet and Chinese communism, both systems without incentive and that have failed in the long run. Yes, the Chinese are still there but have changed mostly to a capitalist society. With contractors, be fair and don't make it a draconian, minimum wage thing and heck, even pay them more. What I want to see is fair wage for fair job, that's all. Government has become too big and inefficient and in these times new solutions need to be explored. I think certain unchangeable things like social security, Obamacare, and the infrastructure are essential to a healthy society, but not a large system of federal employees who are retired in place. Thoughts?