why we need less / smaller government

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tacmotusn, Nov 5, 2009.


  1. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    This is just too good not to share.....



    Gubbmint and How Gubbmint 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 w atchman 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?
     
  2. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Now That's a great post:)[applaud][applaud][applaud][bow]
     
  3. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    There is NO job too small or simple, that the U.S. Government can't overburden, overmanage and screw up. [dunno]
     
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