Saturday, September 17, 2011

Who Runs Government

From: The Washington Post ( Who Runs Government )

Treasury Department:

Why It Matters At a Glance

Head: Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner

# of Employees: 110,000

2009 Budget: $12.7 billion

Address: 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20220

The four strategic goals listed in the Treasury Department’s 2008 Citizen’s Report are: manage the U.S. government’s finances1; set conditions to assure the U.S. and world economy perform at maximum potential2; prevent terrorism and promote national security through strengthened international financial systems3; and management and organizational excellence4.

To achieve these goals, the secretary has at his disposal the Office of the Comptroller, the U.S. Mint5, the Internal Revenue Service, the Bureau of Public Debt6 and dozens of other offices housed both inside and outside of its Washington headquarters7.


footnoted comments:

1.  And, how’s that been workin’ out?

2.  Really? We’re responsible for international   finances, as well as our own; bad   idea, high      risk, lack of “payback”.

3.  ie. Handing over hundreds of billions of our tax   payers dollars to foreign governments who      keep the money for themselves in Countries        that don’t particularly like us.

4.  More then any other, this is the major failure that       has occurred over the    past 20-30 years

5.  Well, I guess someone’s got to do it.

6.  Isn’t this redundant? Or, am I missing something?

7.  Dozens?? Inside, and outside, HQ?? You have to be kidding me!

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