Webster

The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)


Friday, July 3, 2015

The Night Watchman.......an analogy of the modern time.

   I am still at camp and I was able to access their Wireless and post something.  This was sent to me a while back and this is on my "Rainyday" folder that I keep on my computer to post when I have little time to rant about the illegal crap the obungler regime is doing or something else that pisses me off.  Sometimes I will post something that I was researching like the recent YB-40 article.   I bounce around where ever I go...like
    
    
Or crash and burn...the agony of defeat.(This is the ABC sports ad from the late 70's

   The Pics are compliments of "Google"

THE NIGHT WATCHMAN
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 was to do the studies and one was 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, 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.

 
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?

 
Bueller...?

 
Bueller?

 
No?

 
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!

 
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 2015 -- 38 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?")
38 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 GOVERNMENT?

1 comment: