Reducing the size of government would make for more efficient legislation. However, it is more important to take action to ensure that elected officials fairly represent the US population. Get rid of gerrymandering for the corrupt practice that it is. Require a 2/3 Senate vote on decisions (if you cant get 2/3 of them to agree, they are not representing a significant portion of citizens). Set term limits to discourage corrupt career politicians. Promptly remove government officials with criminal backgrounds and who consume US government resources for personal tasks.