Ron Paul's Plan To Cut Departments As Per The 2012 Primary:
Interview On CNN:
According to Ron Paul's plan...
SPENDING: Cuts $1 trillion in spending during the first year of Ron Paul’s presidency, eliminating five cabinet departments (Energy, HUD, Commerce, Interior, and Education), abolishing the Transportation Security Administration and returning responsibility for security to private property owners, abolishing corporate subsidies, stopping foreign aid, ending foreign wars, and returning most other spending to 2006 levels.
I have covered 4 of the 5 departments Ron Paul wants to abolish in past posts (links below), showing that these departments that he wants to close are filled with scandal and inefficiency and, after going through these articles, I'm sure you'll agree with Ron Paul that the United States is better off without these departments. (Note: I haven't covered the Department of Commerce because Obama himself wants to shut that department down in his consolidation of the Government)
Dept of Interior: Corruption In The Department of the Interior
Dept. of Energy: Corruption In The Department Of Energy / The Keystone Pipeline Scandal / Unequal Democracy
Dept. of Education: The State of US Education / Problems With No Child Left Behind Act
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development: How The Fed and Top Government Officials Destroyed the US Economy
Dept. of Commerce (Obama Already Consolidated It)
Note: In each of these cases these departments exist on both the Federal AND State levels of Government. Just getting rid of the Federal ones NOT THE STATE ONES is what Ron Paul is talking about.
Having duplicate departments in the Federal Government is not only pointless but technically it's unconstitutional as the President is ONLY supposed to be involved in keeping the economy stable AND Foreign Policy NOT State administration... using a Lord Of the Rings metaphor... having Federal Departments for Departments that ALREADY EXIST at the State level is like 'having one ring to control them all'.