We hear a lot about budget requirements from our government, largely established by lobbyists and political personnel, but we seem to never, never, hear anything about efficiency. We voters could and should question our department leaders and aspiring politicians about their plans for dollar-saving efficiency in the units they head or aspire to head. Make efficiency a primary requirement for office.
We the public can “lobby” those people with phone calls, emails, postcards (very economical) and letters and get some attention. Pile them up. Further, question the political contestants, department heads and potential department heads, at least yearly, about their efficiency plans and successes. A leader without efficiency successes should not be placed in charge of public monies.