Here's a thought question - suppose you somehow become "king for a day" of the United States. Any decisions you make will stick. What would you do? This is outside of "fire Obama", "Fire everybody" or stuff like that. Here is my first one - I would cut just about every department's budget by 15% at least, and force them to make it work. I would guarantee that every budget in the US has at least that much fluff. Some would get cut more (NPR would be cut off, for instance).