SEND THEM PACKING: The List of Government Agencies Ted Cruz Wants to Abolish and Knows How to

Fingers crossed he can get this done, with or without the presidential nomination.

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz stands out from all other presidential candidates in that he stands for limited government as envisioned by the founding fathers. In his “Five for Freedom” plan, Cruz explains that he intends to “abolish the IRS, the Department of Education, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.”

Further, Cruz explains that if he is elected president, he will “appoint heads of each of those agencies whose sole charge will be to wind them down and determine whether any programs need to be preserved.” Cruz explains that he will also “[R]e-institute President Reagan’s Grace Commission to assess federal spending levels and evaluate areas of waste and fraud.”

Senator Ted Cruz would not stop there, however. His plan will “identify all unnecessary programs” and fight to end them. He gives a list of 25 agencies that he wants to abolish, as “merely a start:”

  1. Appalachian Regional Commission
  2. Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative
  3. Climate Research Funding for the Office of Research and Development
  4. Climate Resilience Evaluation Awareness Tool
  5. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  6. Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  7. Corporation for Travel Promotion
  8. Global Methane Initiative
  9. Green Infrastructure Program
  10. Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
  11. Legal Services Corporation
  12. National Endowment for the Arts
  13. National Endowment for the Humanities
  14. New Starts Transit Program
  15. Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund
  16. Presidential Election Campaign Fund
  17. Regulation of CO2 Emissions from Power Plants and all Sources
  18. Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Vehicles
  19. Renewable Fuel Standard Federal Mandates
  20. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
  21. Sugar Subsidies
  22. Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery
  23. UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  24. UN Population Fund
  25. USDA Catfish Inspection Program

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