US President Obama seeks authority to streamline the US government at the highest levels. While not to compare the US government to mobile devices this does remind me of an October 2011 post about the new Droid Razr where I noted thinner doesn’t mean better.

US President Obama

Why is President Obama looking to “shrink” big government and find a working balance of smaller and more efficient systems? Well there is one main reason for this shift: in an election year he is working to garner the support of moderate republicans and conservative liberals who would like to see big government smaller and more efficient. Is it enough and is it too late?

Among other things, the president’s plan would combine several agencies that focus on commerce and trade, including the Small Business Administration, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Export-Import Bank, the Overseas Private Investment Corp. and the Trade and Development Agency. President Obama’s plan could save $3 billion by cutting 2,000 jobs through attrition.