The federal government was designed to be inefficient. Our Founders did NOT want the government to be able to implement tyranny quickly so that the People would have time to ID and stop it. On the other hand, there is a big difference between inefficient practices and inefficient (read "stupid") agencies and programs. The Congress and White House will never balance the budget by rooting out inefficiencies in government processes. On the other hand, if the federal government would stop all spending on unconstitutional or just plain stupid programs, we'd have a huge surplus.