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The jokes on us.

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Shooting Jack, Aug 19, 2009.

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  1. Shooting Jack

    Shooting Jack Active Member

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    This is the government that want to handle our money, healthcare, etc.
    Jackie B.



    Subject: Happy Birthday to the Department Of Energy








    Absolutely the funniest joke ever......ON US !!!


    Let it sink in.


    Quietly we go like sheep to slaughter.


    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 recall.
    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 2009, 32 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 WAS I THINKING?'



    Ah, yes, good old bureaucracy...



    And NOW _ we are going to turn the Banking System, Health Care & the Auto Industry over to government?
    Are we?
     
  2. slic lee

    slic lee Active Member

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    Jack-your figures for the DOE are wrong-they have more employees, close to 50K, contractors and sub contractors; their budget is higher and Carter started the agency in 1972 to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and to date has come up with nothing but more govt.
     
  3. bocephus

    bocephus Member

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    But Carter was not president in 72, trappy posting as slic?
     
  4. Yosemite Sam

    Yosemite Sam TS Member

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    slic lee, Shooting Jack has his facts right. Here is a link if you want to look for yourself: <a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Department_of_Energy>Link</a>
     
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