Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of the 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 and then hired two people to do the jobs.
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 $168,000 over budget. We must cut back,” so they laid off the night watchman.
Now think about that for a moment. Is our government, in reality, operating any differently?
Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the Department of Energy during the Carter Administration? It’s been so long ago, it’s doubtful that many know the true reason.
Here’s the bottom line: We’ve spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency for which hardly anyone can remember the purpose.
The Department of Energy was instituted on 8/04/1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil.
Most would agree that was a good reason for creating the DOE (Department of Energy). Let’s take a brief look at what has happened since it’s inception.
Thirty-four (34) and one-half years later, we have a department with a budget of over $24 billion. With over 16, 000 federal employees and about 100,000 contract employees the United States has gone from a 30% dependency on foreign oil to over 60% dependency in 2012. That’s a prime example of Federal bureaucracy!
Now, we have turned over the banking system (Federal Reserve – with no Congressional oversight), the auto industry, and healthcare to the same government! Our government say’s it believes that “you cannot borrow your way out of debt… and spend into prosperity,” but continues to do what it says cannot be done!
Remember the saying, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”?
Will we ever learn? Will we continue to allow our government to continue doing what they’ve always done only to forget on election day?
Don’t be fooled into thinking that the same individuals who have allowed this mis-management to continue will act differently.
Let’s band together to demand change by electing individuals who will work to stop our governments misuse of our money and resources.
I invite you to consider Mike Moon to represent you in the MO 7th Congressional district. Take a look at my stance on the issues at www.MikeMoonforCongress.com and contact me if you have questions.