Smaller government could be accomplished without all your histrionics and scare tactics. Agencies could be eliminated like the EPA (nothing but an obstructionist group) and Education (looking out more for teachers unions than ensuring quality education for our children). People showing up for work and doing nothing to earn it could be eliminated. And those remaining should have their wages adjusted so no federal worker earns more than their private sector counterpart. Want to get rid of fraud and abuse ... ask the people on the front lines of these agencies. They are the ones that see it occurring everyday. Get busy and get it done and stop all the lip service. Our government is bloated, inefficient.