Here is an email from a sober reader asking some tough questions about the US Department of Energy:
What was the Reason for Establishing the Dept of Energy???
Does anybody have any memory of the reason given for the
establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ...... during the
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,
Only 32 YEARS LATER ...
AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS NECESSARY DEPARTMENT IS AT
$24.2 BILLION A YEAR
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 WAS I THINKING?'
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 !!!