Great Britain is in the midst of a huge spending cut. As a part of that, their Treasury chief, George Osborne has asked the public in the U.K. for help. One of the popular suggestions seems ratherÂ crazy. People have suggested thatÂ Queen Elizabeth II step down in an effort to cut the budget.
Should Great Britain Cut the Queen?
As part of the massive budget cutting, every government department has had to cute as much as 25 percent in an effort to save about $44 billion in U.S. dollars each year. The plan is to reduce Britainâ€™s massive national debt. Subjects are asked to submit their ideas via the â€œSpending Challengeâ€ section of the Treasury website.
One of the big suggestions is to get rid of the Queen according to the Huffington Post. There have been 45,000 submissions so far. One of the big suggestions is to get rid of the monarchy entirely, while others suggest it as a more temporary possibility. The thing is, would England be England without the Queen? Plus, how would they go about actually completely dismantling the monarchy?
There have been an incredible range of ideas, and some were actually quite good, while others â€“ well, not so much. For instance, somebody thought that the 100,000 convicts in the country should run on treadmills to produce power. An incredibly practical idea is for government employees to book travel reservations online rather than through an agent.
How Can The U.S. Benefit from England's Budget Friendly Ideas?
One thing is certain, the U.S. would benefit from following in the footsteps of England on this one. Perhaps the U.S. government needs to consider some budget cutting to reduce deficits. I couldnâ€™t hurt to solicit help from the citizens. They generally end up coming up with some fabulous ideas on things just like they didÂ with the BP Oil Spill.
What do you think? Should England get rid of the Queen? Should the U.S. solicit budget cutting ideas from the people?
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