Save Tax Dollars: Reduce Costs:Merge and Organize Governments
Desperate times call for desperate measures. This age-old adage, while perhaps somewhat cliché, is also a bearer of great truth, and, in part, the principle upon which Thomas Darby has based his book Save Tax Dollars. Sensing general malaise in society, due largely to the current financial crisis, and seeing excess government as a large part of the problem, in his brief book, Darby outlines his suggestions for revamping—some might say reconstructing—the government of our country, as well as the country itself.
A large part of Darby’s premise is that there is simply too much government, and that the budget deficits and financial woes of society could be reduced and even eradicated by merging various aspects of government, putting power back in the hands of state governments, and greatly reducing the size of government as a whole. Additionally, Darby suggests the merging of currently existing states, in order to turn 50 states of disparate size into 20 states of approximately 20,000,000 people each. These ideas are nothing short of revolutionary, and while they may not seem practical to those of us who believe in pragmatism, there is no doubt that Darby’s self-description as a “twenty-first century radical” is entirely accurate.
Whether you agree with his ideas or not, Thomas Darby makes, in this brief volume, a case for why he believes running the government as a corporation would be more efficient, more economically sound, and would create a system that would be more receptive to the needs and desires of the people of the United States. Whether or not a comprehensive reform of this manner will ever be successfully undertaken by the people of the U.S. remains to be seen, but either way, it’s nice that there are people out there who believe in real change, regardless of whether or not their beliefs gel with your own.