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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 was instituted 8-04-1977 TO LESSEN OUR
DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL. HEY, PRETTY EFFICIENT, HUH?

AND NOW IT'S 2008, 31 YEARS LATER, AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS NECESSARY
DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR, THEY HAVE 16,000 FEDERAL
EMPLOYEES, AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES AND LOOK AT
THE JOB THEY HAVE 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 over to them? May heaven help us.
 

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Chichay - Right on the money on Iran. Carter cut the legs from beneath the Shah, and allowed the mullahs to take control.

The US exercised gunboat diplomacy with the Shah, and he understood the way things had to be.

Carter, Stansfield Turner (CIA), and Frank Church (D-ID) single-handedly gutted our intelligence assets in the Middle East, and we've yet to recover.

Dennis
 
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