Saturday, November 1, 2008

Department Of Energy Is the Funniest Joke Ever

A good illustration of the failure of big government solutions is the Department of Energy. I received the following e-mail from Contrairimairi. Two questions that leap to mind: (1) Why do we still have a Department of Energy 28 years after the election of Ronald Reagen and (2) Might this perpetuation of Progressive approaches under successive Republican administrations have something to do with the Republicans' current political fortunes?

Absolutely The Funniest Joke Ever ! ON US

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?

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 8-04-1977 TO
'LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL'.
HEY, PRETTY EFFICIENT,.......HUH?

AND NOW IT'S 2008, 31 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 over to them?.............. 'God Help us'.

4 comments:

Gma Banta said...

I don't believe that even God can help us now. We must reap what we sowed.

breezymiller51 said...

Why does every blogger have this copied and appearing to make it look like there own......

Mitchell Langbert said...

Dear Breezymiller51: Maybe you think that because you don't bother to read what the bloggers write. If you bother to read what I wrote, I say:

"I received the following e-mail from Contrairimairi."

Maybe you should read more carefully before drawing conclusions and accusing me of plagiarism.

Paula Fit said...

Can you comment on this DOE scandal:

http://abrege.eu/truth