Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Department of Energy - Lost Its Way!

Does anybody out there have any memory of the reason given for the establishment of the Department of Energy during the Carter Administration? Anybody? Anything? No? 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 (located appropriately at 1000 Independence Ave) was instituted 8-04-1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. Pretty efficient, huh?
And now it is 2008, 31 years later and the budget for this necessary department is at $25 BILLION PER YEAR, they have 16,000 federal employees, and approximately 100,000 contract employees and look at the wonderful job they have done! This is where you slap you head and say THIS IS JUST STUPID!
Ah, yes, good ole bureaucracy..
And NOW we are going to turn the Banking System, health care & the Auto Industry over to them?
God Help Us!!!

Submitted by Chuck Lehmann

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1 comment:

Wille Cadegis, Patriotic American said...

Dear Chuck:
What a waste! 32 years later and the Energy Dep't. hasn't built a new refiney, no new new nuclear plants, and we have just barely scratched the surface of our ample supply of oil and gas to make us less dependent on foreign energy.
This agency is the posterchild for what ails our government. A giant bureaucracy with no discernable results, but it grows and grows just like a malignant tumor. This what Obama is giving us in health care, banking,and in running auto oompanies - more bureaucratic waste and inefficiency. We must stop it now!