By Bob Shapiro The US Government is bloated. Who knew? Most spending either is duplicative of what already is available in the private, productive sector of the Economy, is actually harmful to the US Economy, or just uses up capital for unneeded programs – capital which would be better spent on the investment which would make all Americans richer. Who knew? The Department of Labor is just one example of this waste. It pays people to NOT work, so many people don't look for work as hard as they could. It prohibits unskilled workers from getting the jobs which might teach them skills, through the Minimum Wage. Here is an introductory video from the CATO Institute on D.O.L. and its waste.
We need to get government back under control, and the Department of Labor is a good place to start.