Monday, December 15, 2008

What Have They Been Doing Department?

Does anybody out remember why the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY was established 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 8/4/77 "to lessen our dependence on foreign oil". Pretty efficient government, huh?

And now it's 2008, 31 years later, and the budget for this organization is now $24 billion a year, with 16,000 federal employees, and 100,000 contract workers.

And now we are going to turn the banking system and Detroit's big 3 over to them.

Ah yes, good ole bureaucracy.

...with thanks to Ernie

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