A HARRY REID STORY!
A HARRY REID STORY
Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a Nevada.
Harry announced in the Senate, “Someone may steal from it at night.”
So Congress created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.
Then Harry said, “How does the watchman do his job without instruction?”
So Harry and Jimmy Carter created the Department of Energy and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.
Then Harry said, “How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?”
So Congress authorized a Quality Control department and two more people were hired. One was to do the studies and one was to write the reports.
Then Harry said, “How are these people going to get paid?”
So Congress created two more positions: a time keeper and a payroll officer then hired two more people.
Then Harry said, “Who will be accountable for all of these people?”
So Congress created an administrative section and hired three more people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.
Then Harry said said, “We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $918,000 over budget, we must cut back.”
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?
Didn’t think so!
Bottom line is, we’ve spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency, the reason for which very few people who read this can remember!
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 2012 — 35 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?”)
34 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 OVER THE BANKING SYSTEM, HEALTH CARE, AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY TO THE SAME CONGRESS?
Hello!! Anybody Home?
Signed….The Night Watchman, WHO IS STILL DRAWING UNEMPLOYMENT.