The National debt is about $16 Trillion and the country has been running deficits of about $1 trillion a year for years now, so what government agencies should have their spending reduced by large amounts?
Here are some of my picks:
1. Dept. of Education - education is more of a state/local affair anyway, so we could cut this department to save some money. I'de still keep Pell Grants for citizens and Stafford Loans though, maybe the Pell Grants should be capped at a certain amount per student per year though (if they aren't already).
2. Equal Opportunities Employment Commission (EE0C) - I don't think they're needed. From what I understand they mainly file lawsuits on behalf of people who believe they are discriminated against, but I think in today's day and age people are capable of suing on their own (plus is it really the gov'ts role to help one person sue someone else, should the government take sides like this?). Besides I don't think EEOC is too busy with important work, considering that they sued Belmont Abbey College in 2009 for not covering contraception in it's employee health policy for religious reasons (I'm not sure how that is discrimination, so if EEOC is wasting money on cases like that, they have excess funding which should be taken away). Also EEOC's last major court case, EEOC v. Hosanna-Tabor resulted in a unanimous defeat for the EEOC and the DOJ at the Supreme Court.
3. Dept. of State- I'm sure we could close some consulates and cut down on some diplomatic staff. Plus if we close down some consulates then the terrorists won't be able to attack them.
4. Dept. of Justice
5. Dept. of Health and Human Services