Do you remember why the Dept of Energy was created on 8-4-1977? It was created to lesson our dependence on foreign oil.
Now, 34 years later, the budget for this much needed dept is 24.1 billion. 16,000 federal employees and approx 100,000 contract employees. At the time it was created our foreign dependence was about 30%. Now it is 70% Fine job they have done, don't you think?
And now we have turned over Banking, Healthcare and Auto industry to the same government. When did Americans become so stupid?
Answer by Razelda at 8:43 AM on Apr. 10, 2011
Answer by layh41407 at 8:46 AM on Apr. 10, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 8:52 AM on Apr. 10, 2011
Answer by foreverb3 at 9:12 AM on Apr. 10, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:15 AM on Apr. 10, 2011
It is kind of like the income tax. It was only suppose to be just long enough to suppport the Civil War cost . Hmmmm. It surely didn't go away after that war debt was paid. It became this monster with an entire agency with untold powers. Typical gov't opportunitistic ways. Typical gov't lack of efficiency.
Answer by jesse123456 at 9:33 AM on Apr. 10, 2011
Answer by vbruno at 9:50 AM on Apr. 10, 2011
Answer by Razelda at 1:29 PM on Apr. 10, 2011
Answer by foreverb3 at 3:43 PM on Apr. 10, 2011