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Posted by: bj | March 6, 2011

Eliminate the Federal Bureaucracy – Now –

Congress should  Eliminate the Federal bureaucracy (here is an example of why)

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 two 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, an Assistant Administrative Officer, and a
Legal Secretary.

Then Congress 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.

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?        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 2010 — 34 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! 

A little over 33 years ago, 30% of our oil consumption was foreign imports.  Today 70% of our oil consumption is foreign imports.  Ah, yes — the good old Federal bureaucracy!!

NOW, WE HAVE TURNED THE BANKING SYSTEM, HEALTH CARE, AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY OVER TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT?

Hello!!  Is Anybody Home?

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