Thursday, November 05, 2009

Gubmint

Gubmint and How Gubmint Works

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle
of a desert. Congress said, "Someone may steal from it at night." So
they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the
job.

Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without
instruction?" So they created a planning department and hired two
people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do
time studies.

Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the
tasks correctly?" So they created a Quality Control department and
hired two people. One to do the studies and one to write the reports.

Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?" So They
created the following positions, a time keeper, and a payroll
officer.
Then hired two people.

Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these
people?"
So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an
Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal
Secretary.

Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one
Year and we are $18,000 over budget, we must cutback overall cost."

So they laid off the night watchman.

NOW slowly, let it sink in.

Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter.

Does anybody remember 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 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. 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, HEALTH CARE, AND
THE AUTO INDUSTRY OVER TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT?
HELLOOO! Anybody Home?

9 comments:

Uncivil said...

These wise words were sent to me via email. I have no idea who the author is, but he ain't no democrat that's for sure!

Mrsupole said...

You know I could not figure out what Gubmint meant. I stared at the e-mail and just was not figuring it out.

Then you go and post it, I look at it here and burst out laughing. I am not sure why I get it now but was not getting it before. I kept thinking it had something to do with gum for some reason. You know like Doublemint gum. It didn't matter that I was reading about the gubmint and how they work, I just kept trying to figure out what flavor the gubmint was. I think I must have had a cup of Kool-aid and I really needed a cup of hot tea.

Thanks for helping me to clear that up. Still laughing.

God bless.

Uncivil said...

Mrsupole
I thought everybody understood good ol' southern redneck slang?

VE said...

What are talking about? We got solar calculators out of the deal!

Uncivil said...

VE
If it floats, flys, fvcks,shits, or runs for political office......it's expensive!

Jeanna said...

You need to chill out and watch some porn or some shit.

Uncivil said...

Jeanna
Sext me baby!

How does one go about leaving a comment at the Curtain????

Miss Piggy said...

You men & your politics...I agree with Jeanna. lol

Uncivil said...

Miss Piggy
OK Miss Camera woman for lizard porn post!!!!!!!
You can sext me too!