All levels of the government need to feel the financial pinch we've found ourselves in, that includes executive and administrative levels. The EPA could do with a purging of gold-brickers and leeches, but discounting the protections to our earth that have been created is ignorant and foolish. A pass on every violation that once was does nothing for our future if we don't regulate now - big business can adapt to this changing world in the same way the rest of us are. Not everything in this world is a right, much of it is a privilege few earn, but trying to at least pretend to help save this rock and admit to the delicate balance it barely sustains, some of the constituents would appreciate it. Although big business would feel a hit, they're are companies that help bolster the infrastructure (digital, physical, virtual) - free market society in work - but we need to see more knowledge and experience of the actual field/department many of these administrators hold in mid- to upper-level positions. You can cut budgets all day, but when it's the employees that actually make government work, and not the paper pushers who make nothing but beuracratic slogging, we may as well be a monarchy with euphemistic titles.