Friday, June 18, 2010
The government is always part of the problem, never part of the solution
There were six barges in the middle of the Gulf oil spill busily siphoning up hundreds of thousands of crude when the Coast Guard showed up and forced all clean-up operations to stop.
"But why", you ask, "why would the Coast Guard stop the most useful remedy for the spill other than plugging the leak"?
Because just like the HR department where you work, even the Coast Guard is made of useless, government bureaucrats. It seems regulations compel them to check all vessels for fire-extinguishers and the proper number of life vests.....no, I'm not kidding. The barges sat idle for a whole day while the pointy-headed bureaucrats scratched their butts and more oil washed up on beaches. Why couldn't they perform the inspections while the barges continue to work? Any reasonable person would have suggested that.
Governor Jindal was rightly enraged at the abject stupidity of self-important government toads for causing an unnecessary delay in clean-up operations to ensure full compliance with idiotic regulations.
I cannot wait for these guys to take over health-care management for our nation.