THE RUGGED INDIVIDUALIST                     

Growing Big Government

Our government has not always been this big. Almost all of this present day "big government" has been created in the last hundred years. The IRS was started in 1913. Social Security was started in 1937. Medicare was started in 1965. The government did not always regulate every aspect of our life. This is against the very principles our country was founded on. Right now one in 13 Americans works for the government. What a burden on our taxpayers.
 And in this great recession businesses and families are cutting back but the government keeps growing. The government can't create jobs. Not jobs like a business can create.
When someone goes to work for a business, wealth is created, products and services are produced. When someone goes to work for the government they are paid with money transferred from tax payers, selling debt, or  printing money.

Below is a partial list of government agencies.





A

· 9-11 Commission (National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States)
· Administration on Aging (AOA)
· Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
· Administrative Committee of the Federal Register
· Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
· Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
· African Development Foundation
· Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
· Agency for International Development
· Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
· Agricultural Marketing Service
· Agricultural Research Service
· Agriculture Department (USDA)
· Air Force
· Alabama
· Alaska
· Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (Treasury)
· Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Bureau (DOJ)
· American Battle Monuments Commission
· American Samoa
· AMTRAK (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)
· Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
· Appalachian Regional Commission
· Architect of the Capitol
· Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)
· Arctic Research Commission
· Arizona
· Arkansas
· Armed Forces Retirement Home
· Arms Control and International Security
· Army
· Army Corps of Engineers
· Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Interagency Coordinating Committee

B
· Bankruptcy Courts
· Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
· Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs Office
· Botanic Garden
· Broadcasting Board of Governors (Voice of America, Radio/TV Marti and more)
· Bureau of Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade (Treasury)
· Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (Justice)
· Bureau of the Census
· Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
· Bureau of Engraving and Printing
· Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
· Bureau of Industry and Security (formerly the Bureau of Export Administration)
· Bureau of International Labor Affairs
· Bureau of Justice Statistics
· Bureau of Labor Statistics
· Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
· Bureau of Prisons
· Bureau of Public Debt
· Bureau of Reclamation
· Bureau of Transportation Statistics

C
· California
· Census Bureau
· Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
· Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
· Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration)
· Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
· Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigations Board
· Chief Financial Officers Council
· Chief Information Officers Council
· Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee
· Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau (formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service)
· Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
· Coalition Provisional Authority (in Iraq)
· Coalition Provisional Authority Inspector General
· Coast Guard
· Colorado
· Commerce Department
· Commission of Fine Arts
· Commission on Civil Rights
· Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction
· Commission on International Religious Freedom
· Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
· Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
· Commodity Futures Trading Commission
· Community Development Office (Agriculture Department)
· Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
· Community Planning and Development
· Comptroller of the Currency Office
· Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Connecticut
· Constitution Center
· Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
· Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service
· Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
· Corporation for National and Community Service
· Council of Economic Advisers
· Council on Environmental Quality
· Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
· Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
· Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
· Court of Federal Claims
· Court of International Trade
· Customs and Border Protection

D
· Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
· Defense Commissary Agency
· Defense Contract Audit Agency
· Defense Contract Management Agency
· Defense Department (DOD)
· Defense Field Activities
· Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)
· Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
· Defense Intelligence Agency
· Defense Legal Services Agency
· Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
· Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
· Defense Security Cooperation Agency
· Defense Security Service
· Defense Threat Reduction Agency
· Delaware
· Delaware River Basin Commission
· Denali Commission
· Department of Agriculture (USDA)
· Department of Commerce (DOC)
· Department of Defense (DOD)
· Department of Defense Inspector General
· Department of Education (ED)
· Department of Energy (DOE)
· Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
· Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
· Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
· Department of the Interior (DOI)
· Department of Justice (DOJ)
· Department of Labor (DOL)
· Department of State (DOS)
· Department of Transportation (DOT)
· Department of the Treasury
· Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
· Disability Employment Policy Office
· District of Columbia
· Domestic Policy Council
· Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

E
· Economic Analysis, Bureau of
· Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs (State Department)
· Economic and Statistics Administration
· Economic Development Administration
· Economic Research Service
· Education Department (ED)
· Election Assistance Commission
· Elementary and Secondary Education
· Employee Benefits Security Administration (formerly the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration)
· Employment and Training Administration (Labor Department)
· Employment Standards Administration
· Endangered Species Committee
· Energy Department (DOE)
· Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
· Energy Information Administration
· Enforcement (Treasury Department)
· Engraving and Printing, Bureau of
· Environment, Safety and Health
· Environmental Management (Energy Department)
· Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
· Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
· Executive Office for Immigration Review
· Export Administration (now the Bureau of Industry and Security)
· Export-Import Bank of the United States


F
· Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
· Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Office
· Farm Credit Administration
· Farm Service Agency
· Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
· Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
· Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· Federal Bureau of Prisons
· Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
· Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC)
· Federal Consulting Group
· Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
· Federal Election Commission
· Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
· Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
· Federal Executive Boards
· Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
· Federal Financing Bank
· Federal Highway Administration
· Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
· Federal Housing Finance Board
· Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds
· Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy
· Federal Judicial Center
· Federal Labor Relations Authority
· Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
· Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
· Federal Library and Information Center Committee
· Federal Maritime Commission
· Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
· Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
· Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
· Federal Railroad Administration
· Federal Reserve System
· Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
· Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
· Federal Transit Administration
· Federated States of Micronesia
· Financial Management Service (Treasury Department)
· Fish and Wildlife Service
· Florida
· Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
· Food and Nutrition Service
· Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
· Food Safety and Inspection Service
· Foreign Agricultural Service
· Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
· Forest Service
· Fossil Energy
· Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board

G
· General Accounting Office (GAO)
· General Services Administration (GSA)
· Geological Survey (USGS)
· Georgia
· Global Affairs (State Department)
· Global Communications Office (White House)
· Government Printing Office (GPO)
· Government National Mortgage Association
· Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
· Guam

H
· Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
· Hawaii
· Health and Human Services Department (HHS)
· Health Resources and Services Administration
· Holocaust Memorial Museum
· Homeland Security Department (DHS)
· House of Representatives
· House Leadership Offices
· House Office of Inspector General
· House Office of the Clerk
· House of Representatives Committees
· House Organizations, Commissions and Task Forces
· House Representatives on the Web
· Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD)
· Housing

I
· Idaho
· Illinois
· Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission
· Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Bureau of
· Immigration and Naturalization Service (Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services)
· Indian Affairs, Bureau of
· Indian Arts and Crafts Board
· Indian Health Service
· Indiana
· Industrial College of the Armed Forces
· Industry and Security, Bureau of (formerly the Bureau of Export Administration)
· Information Resource Management College
· Institute of Education Sciences
· Institute of Museum and Library Services
· Institute of Peace
· Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group
· Interagency Council on Homelessness
· Interagency Electronic Grants Committee
· Inter-American Foundation
· Interior Department
· Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
· International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB)
· International Labor Affairs, Bureau of
· International Trade Administration (ITA)
· Iowa

J
· James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
· Japan-United States Friendship Commission
· John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
· Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries
· Joint Chiefs of Staff
· Joint Forces Staff College
· Judicial Circuit Courts of Appeal, by Geographic Location and Circuit
· Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
· Justice Department
· Justice Programs Office (Juvenile Justice, Victims of Crime, Violence Against Women and more)
· Justice Statistics, Bureau of

K
· Kansas
· Kentucky

L
· Labor Department (DOL)
· Labor Statistics, Bureau of
· Land Management, Bureau of
· Lead Hazard Control (Housing and Urban Development Department)
· Legal Services Corporation
· Library of Congress
· Louisiana

M
· Maine
· Marine Corps
· Marine Mammal Commission
· Maritime Administration
· Marketing and Regulatory Programs (Agriculture Department)
· Marshall Islands
· Marshals Service
· Maryland
· Massachusetts
· Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (formerly the Physician Payment Review Commission and the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission)
· Merit Systems Protection Board
· Michigan
· Midway Islands
· Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
· Mine Safety and Health Administration
· Mineral Management Service
· Minnesota
· Minority Business Development Agency
· Mint
· Missile Defense Agency
· Mississippi
· Mississippi River Commission
· Missouri
· Montana
· Morris K. Udall Foundation: Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy
· Multifamily Housing Office

N
· National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
· National Agricultural Statistics Service
· National AIDS Policy Office
· National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
· National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare
· National Capital Planning Commission
· National Cemetery Administration (Veterans Affairs Department)
· National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
· National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9-11 Commission)
· National Communications System (Homeland Security)
· National Constitution Center
· National Council on Disability
· National Credit Union Administration
· National Defense University
· National Drug Intelligence Center
· National Economic Council
· National Endowment for the Arts
· National Endowment for the Humanities
· National Gallery of Art
· National Guard
· National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
· National Imagery and Mapping Agency
· National Indian Gaming Commission
· National Institute of Justice
· National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
· National Institutes of Health (NIH)
· National Interagency Fire Center
· National Labor Relations Board
· National Laboratories (Energy Department)
· National Marine Fisheries
· National Mediation Board
· National Nuclear Security Administration
· National Ocean Service
· National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
· National Park Foundation
· National Park Service
· National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)
· National Reconnaissance Organization
· National Science Foundation
· National Security Agency/Central Security Service
· National Security Council
· National Technical Information Service
· National Telecommunications and Information Administration
· National Transportation Safety Board
· National War College
· National Weather Service
· Natural Resources Conservation Service
· Navajo and Hopi Relocation Commission
· Navy
· Nebraska
· Nevada
· New Hampshire
· New Jersey
· New Mexico
· New York
· North Carolina
· North Dakota
· Northern Mariana Islands
· Northwest Power Planning Council
· Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology
· Nuclear Regulatory Commission
· Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board

O
· Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
· Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
· Office of Compliance
· Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
· Office of Government Ethics
· Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
· Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
· Office of Personnel Management
· Office of Science and Technology Policy
· Office of Scientific and Technical Information
· Office of Special Counsel
· Office of Thrift Supervision
· Ohio
· Oklahoma
· Oregon
· Overseas Private Investment Corporation

P
· Pardon Attorney Office
· Parole Commission (Justice Department)
· Patent and Trademark Office
· Peace Corps
· Pennsylvania
· Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (now the Employee Benefits Security Administration)
· Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
· Policy Development and Research (Housing and Urban Development Department)
· Political Affairs (State Department)
· Postal Rate Commission
· Postal Service (USPS)
· Postsecondary Education
· Power Administrations
· President's Commission on Moon, Mars and Beyond
· President’s Commission on the U.S. Postal Service
· President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency
· President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
· Presidio Trust
· Public Debt, Bureau of
· Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (State Department)
· Public Health Preparedness Office
· Public and Indian Housing
· Puerto Rico

R
· Radio and TV Marti (Español)
· Radio Free Asia (RFA)
· Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
· Railroad Retirement Board
· Reclamation, Bureau of
· Regulatory Information Service Center
· Rehabilitation Services Administration (Education Department)
· Research, Education and Economics (Agriculture Department)
· Research and Special Programs Administration (Transportation Department)
· Rhode Island
· Risk Management Agency (Agriculture Department)
· Rural Business-Cooperative Service
· Rural Development
· Rural Housing Service
· Rural Utilities Service

S
· Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
· Science Office (Energy Department)
· Secret Service
· Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
· Selective Service System
· Senate
· Senate Committees
· Senate Leadership
· Senators on the Web
· Small Business Administration (SBA)
· Smithsonian Institution
· Social Security Administration (SSA)
· Social Security Advisory Board
· South Carolina
· South Dakota
· Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
· State Department
· State Justice Institute
· Stennis Center for Public Service
· Student Financial Assistance Programs
· Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
· Superfund Basic Research Program
· Supreme Court of the United States
· Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement
· Surface Transportation Board
· Susquehanna River Basin Commission

T
· Tax Court
· Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP)
· Technology Administration
· Tennessee
· Tennessee Valley Authority
· Texas
· Trade and Development Agency
· Trade Policy Staff Committee (House of Representatives)
· Transportation Department (DOT)
· Transportation Security Administration
· Transportation Statistics, Bureau of
· Treasury Department
· Trustee Program (Justice Department)

U
· U.S. Border Patrol (now Customs and Border Protection)
· U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission
· U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
· U.S. Customs and Border Protection
· U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
· U.S. International Trade Commission
· U.S. Mission to the United Nations
· U.S. National Central Bureau - Interpol (Justice Department)
· U.S. Postal Service
· U.S. Sentencing Commission
· U.S. Trade Representative
· U.S. Virgin Islands
· Unified Combatant Commands (Defense Department)
· Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
· Utah

V
· Vermont
· Veterans Affairs Department (VA)
· Veterans Benefits Administration
· Veterans Day National Committee
· Veterans' Employment and Training Service
· Veterans Health Administration
· Vietnam Educational Foundation
· Virginia
· Vocational and Adult Education
· Voice of America (VOA)

W
· Washington
· West Virginia
· White House
· White House Commission on Presidential Scholars
· White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance
· White House Office of Administration
· Wisconsin
· Women's Bureau (Labor Department)
· Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
· Worldnet Television
· Wyoming