Bureaucracy and the Bail Out Quotes

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When President Truman retired from office in 1952, his income was substantially a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year.

Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an allowance and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, “You don’t want me. You want the office of the president, and that doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it’s not for sale.” Even later, on May 6, 1971, when congress was preparing to award him the medal of honor on his eighty-seventh birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, “I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, congressional or otherwise.”

Now past presidents have found a new level of success by cashing in on the presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale.

I think good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, “My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference.”

Read this slowly. Let it sink in.

Absolutely the funniest joke ever … on us!

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 August 4, 1977, to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. Hey, pretty efficient, huh?

And now it’s 2008, thirty-one 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 auto industry over to them? God help us all!


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