Department of Labor

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Mission Statement –

Our Mission: To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Discussion –

The majority of the work the U.S. Department of Labor does seems to be related to Unemployment Benefits. This is a perfect example of the Federal Government acting as an unnecessary middleman to collect taxes from citizens and then turn around and distribute the money to the States. If a State wants to provide Unemployment Benefits it is perfectly capable of doing so in a manner that reflects the needs and interests of that State.

Various programs related to workers’ compensation could be distributed to the States as needed.


Current Budget$35,805,000,000.00
Proposed Budget$0

* Remaining functions transferred to other departments.

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