Does anybody have any memory of the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY during the Carter Administration waaay back in 1977?
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? We still don’t have any more nuclear power plants, we still can’t drill off Florida, California, Texas or in the Bakkan field in the Northwest…
AND NOW IT’S 2009, 32 YEARS LATER AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS NECESSARY DEPARTMENT IS $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 YOURSELF AND SAY “WHAT WAS I THINKING???”
Ah, yes, bureaucracies. They take our tax dollars in and we get NOTHING in return.
And NOW we are going to turn the Banking System, Health Care & the Auto Industry over to government???
Just my .02, but I “think” we REALLY need to look at that again…