Gubmint and How Gubmint Works

Gubmint and How Gubmint Works

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle
of a desert. Congress said, "Someone may steal from it at night."
So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without
instruction?" So they created a planning department and hired two
people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do
time studies.

Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the
tasks correctly?" So they created a Quality Control department and
hired two people. One to do the studies and one to write the reports.

Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?" So They
created two positions: a time keeper and a payroll officer, then
hired two people.

Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?" So they
created an administrative section and hired three people, an
Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal
Secretary.

Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one
Year and we are $918,000 over budget, we must cutback." So they laid
off the night watchman.

NOW slowly, let it sink in.

Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter.

Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of
the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY..... during the Carter Administration?

Anybody?

Anything?

No?

Didn'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 2010 -- 33 YEARS LATER -- AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS
"NECESSARY" DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR. IT HAS 16,000
FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES; AND
LOOK AT THE JOB IT HAS DONE! THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND
SAY, "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?"

33 years ago 30% of our oil consumption was foreign imports. Today
70% of our oil consumption is foreign imports.

Ah, yes -- good old Federal bureaucracy.

NOW, WE HAVE TURNED THE BANKING SYSTEM, HEALTH CARE, AND THE AUTO
INDUSTRY OVER TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT?

Hello!!! Does anybody have a feeling that this is a good thing?????????

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4 years 19 weeks ago, 2:49 PM

Vaquero

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Gubmint

Reminds me of the "Boll Weevil Eradication" scam here in TX.
The boll weevil did enough damage to cotton to decrease yeild, therefore lowering profits per acre. (I know, all the farmers are saying "what profit?) So the state department of ag started a nonvoluntary program to eradicate the pest. Farm owners and producers are paying more in program costs than the weevils were costing them in yeild! Farmers now have no bollweevils, more restrictions and, unlike the boll weevil, there is no getting rid of the govt program.

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!
4 years 19 weeks ago, 2:51 PM

luckybychoice

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have a budget for weapons?Maybe they have budget for security at whatever power plant or nuclear reactor but why,seems the dept.of weapons-at-a- nuclear-reactor would handle that.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 19 weeks ago, 10:09 PM

zx12rmike

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samD, I'm still slapping myself in the head. Probably take until tomorrow to sink in how stupid we are for letting this get out of hand.

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
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