I thought you might appreciate the message below. The most favorite President of my lifetime – Ronald Reagan (I have been around since Eisenhower) stated, “the closest thing to eternal life this side of the grave is a government program.”
The Biden administration is attempting to create a Marxist utopia in the United States. Out of control spending (Over $30 trillion dollars https://www.usdebtclock.org/ , inflation over 7.9% per the NY Times , average gas prices $4.30 – $5.00 and climbing https://gasprices.aaa.com/ and on the verge of Worldwide War.
However, you can save the planet by buying an electric car for an average price of $60,000. that was produced using oil; 2/3rds of the energy needed to make an electric car comes from fossil fuels!!!!
Robert Braul stated, “Worse than telling a lie, is spending your whole life staying true to the lie”.
THE NIGHT WATCHMAN
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 was to do the studies and one was to write the reports.
Then Congress said, “How are these people going to get paid?” So they created two 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 $918,000 over budget, we must cut back.” So they laid off the night watchman.
NOW slowly, let it sink in. Ben Franklin said, “make yourself a sheep and the wolves will eat you”. 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? Anyone? No? Didn’t think so! Bottom line is, we’ve spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency, the reason for which very few people who read 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?
Now it’s 2022 — 45 years later — and the budget for this “necessary” department is at $38.6 billion a year It has 16,000 federal employees and approximately 100,000 contract employees; and look at the job it has done!
34 years ago 30% of our oil consumption was foreign imports. Today 70% of our oil consumption is foreign imports. (this is where you slap your forehead and say, “what were they thinking?”)
Ah, yes — good old Federal bureaucracy. Now, we have turned over the banking system, health care, and the auto industry to the same government? What can possibly go wrong? Hello!! Anybody Home?
Signed…. The Night Watchman.