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 August 4, 1977 to LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL. Pretty efficient, huh?
And now its 2008, 31 years later, and the budget for this necessary department is at $24.2 billion per 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 say "what was I thinking?"
Ah yes, good ole bureaucracy. And now we are going to turn the banking system over to them? God help us.