Don’t Merge the Small Business Administration

In mid-January, President Obama announced a plan to merge six government agencies, including the Small Business Administration. The merger, he argued, would save $300 million per year over the next decade and eliminate 1,000 to 2,000 positions, as employees of the merged agencies quit or retire and are not replaced. Several members of Congress on both sides of the aisle responded that the proposal was worthy of careful examination.

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