I remember when this agency was created and the "absolutely must do now" goals this GOVERNMENT entity was established to deal with.
Let's see how it turned out:
Absolutely the funniest "joke" ever......"ON US !!!"
* Let it sink in.
* Quietly we go like Sheep to slaughter.
Does anybody out there have any memory of the reason given for the establishment of the
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ...... during the Carter Administration?
* 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.
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 APPROXIMATELY100,000 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 & the Auto Industry over to them?
God Help Us !!!
We have gone from importing 23% (a crisis in 1970) of oil to make up what we need to 62% in 2009.
We've been paying 116,000 people bloated government salaries to dig us another 39% into this hole.
Maybe this year they'll get it right.