So, our next president that gets my vote will have to swear to the following...
"People of America, if I am elected president, I promise to restore the economy, end terrorism, Crush russia and put putin in his place, level north korea and iran, drill for oil anywhere it is until we have so much of the stuff that the oil companies pay us to take it off their hands, frack the fracking frackible fracks wherever the frack it is, re-open and build new coal plants everywhere so electricity is cheaper than dirt, pass a law that makes CAFE standards applicable to coffee quality only and nothing to do with MPG of cars, do away with every single law restricting our 2nd amendment and force anit-gun people to buy a gun, shut down the IRS because of their POS attiutde, shut down the EPA ASAP, close the DOE PDQ, and go after the DEA until they are DOA, restore our military and let them do what they do best and force all politicians' children to join, re-open the agency of Un-American activities and chase down every low down commie/socialist/preogressvie despot and flog them publicly, but ONLY AFTER I, as president of the United States of America, restores Camaro Performers."
That is funny but on point. I would play devils advocate, and say the continued success of the Mustang and Camaro and (challenger)may be to a small degree attributed to the spa/cafe standards in upping the fuel economy and the longevity of a clean running car. I would say most of the Mustangs and Camaros and Challengers are not SS or GT or Hemi powered cars, most of them probably are the 6 cylinder good gas milage cars and in some ways the big 3 backed into continuing success because of the regulations. I am a very strong supporter of capitalism and it is possible they would have figured out the gas economy thing for themselves is the bread and butter, but I think there is a small amount of credit due to those agencies for this. You could make the argument that( beyond the government bailouts of the auto manufacturers) the cafe standards have forced the big 3 to produce gas economy cars, and some sense have kept them relevant in the car market. I can only imagine what the market would look like as gasoline prices continue to be a burden to the average joe what kind of "economy cars" the big three could whip out when oil prices/gas prices surge. As Lutz the former guru at GM/chrylser has said they can't change on a dime when consumers all of sudden want to trade in their suvs for prius's.
In general I think your right just cut all the government agencies, except for the military and veterans affairs, & SEAL THE BORDER FOR GODS SAKE!, No visas for 5 years while they sort out who is in the united states legally. If they can't figure it out in 5 years, no visas or legal immigration for another 5.
Put up a fence/wall like the did for east germany, that worked for how many years? get the russians to do something useful... "Mr Gorbechev please build us a wall!"