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1 Gubmint and How Gubmint Works on Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:31 pm

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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 the following 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 $18,000 over budget, we must cutback
overall cost."

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 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 APPROXIMATELY 100,000
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, HEALTH
CARE, AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY OVER TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT?

HELLOOO! Anybody Home?

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