Ha ha....the Fed is no bigger then it has been for over 50years. This, while the population has grown significantly. In general, the number of federal employees per capita has been DECREASING for decades. Here is the fact. Since the mid-1990s, the number of employees of the federal government has remained less than 4.5 million, a significantly lower number than for the three decades before that. So, along with the wish list, exactly which parts of government should be pruned down ? The military or the people making out SS and Medicare checks ?