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7 years 35 weeks ago, 4:06 PM

samD

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Does anybody out there have any memory of the reason given for the establishment of the
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ..... during the Carter Administration?

Anybody?
Anything?
No?
Did ' t think so !

Bottom line . . we ' ve spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency .. the reason for which not one person who reads this can remember.

Ready???????

It was very simple

... and at the time everybody
thought it very appropriate. ..

The Department of Energy was instituted on 8-04-1977

TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.

Hey, pretty efficient, huh?????

AND NOW IT ' S 2009, 32 YEARS LATER ... AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS

NECESSARY DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR

THEY HAVE 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES

AND LOOK AT THE JOB THEY HAVE DONE!

THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND SAY ' WHAT WAS I THINKING? '

Ah yes, good ole bureaucracy.

And NOW we are going to turn the Banking System & the Auto Industry over to them?

God Help Us !!!

7 years 35 weeks ago, 8:30 PM

DocHol

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Lambs to the slaughter

Yeah..we've definatley become a nation of sheeple. Oh, I think we should definatley turn over the banking industry, as well as the auto industry to 'em. I mean after all, these are the folks that have done such a bang up job with everything they control. While we're at it..let's give 'em the health care system too, I mean just because they've bankrupted social insecurity and medicare doesn't mean they can't manage EVERYONE'S healthcare, right? Wouldn't it be nice to have bureacrats tell you what procedures you can have, and when you can have them. Of course, I don't know where our neighbors to the north will go for their care..maybe we could all carpool to Mexico. Come on sheeple..it's time to stop trying to think for ourselves..just let go man..drink the koolaid..it's gooood!

7 years 35 weeks ago, 8:25 AM

clintlebo

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samD,
As outraged as I am with the way government spends OUR money to line their pockets, I must point out that a Republic is based on status quo. It is much harder to change something in OUR government. It has become obvious to me that the only solution the representatives know is to throw OUR money at the problem. When they do this, they are no longer representing us, therefore should it be illegal and an impeachable offence? Your DOE example is great. I will write a letter to my representatives and perhaps a couple of "talking heads" in the media and see what we can stir up.

thank you
clint

"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin & Hobbes)

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