“That government is best which governs least” – Thomas Jefferson. As Virginians and Americans, we often turn to the words of Jefferson and other founding fathers for guidance. Unfortunately, today our government seems to govern far more than “least.” Government waste and excess has become a common factor of everyday life. We should not accept this as the future though. We can make government be efficient and effective by investigating waste at every level. A bloated bureaucracy creates a sluggish administration and makes it harder for the American government to remain dynamic and open.