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January 13, 2012 10:00 pm
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President Obama Wants to Downsize Government

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President Obama. Photo: CAP Action Fund.

Politico – Stepping firmly onto Republican turf, President Barack Obama announced Friday that he will ask Congress for the power to merge agencies to streamline government and improve efficiency.

The president’s initiative treads firmly on the Republican orthodoxy of reducing the size and scope of government and cutting waste. It’s not the first time that the White House has tailored a proposal that put the GOP on the defensive — the payroll tax cut fight forced Republicans lawmakers to choose whether to support the president or a tax increase.

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