As if you needed a reason to call your Senator and strongly encourage him to vote against health care reform in any manner, I give you the following:
The Department of Energy, a relatively new addition to the government, was born when and why?
Give up? Thinking hard? Look, listen and learn:
President Jimmy Carter (whom Ed refers to as the worst U.S. President) founded this department on 8-4-1977. Its purpose was to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. To date (32 years later) we have managed to increase our importing of this oil, and see nothing but increases again for years to come.
This group employs 16,000 federal employees, 100,000 contract employees and has a budget of $24.2 billion . Nice. Just think what we could have done had we invested that money in solar/wind/some other power research.
Is there any other reason necessary to not allow the government to run health care in this country. I am dialing the phone now. I hope you will too!