How Big Government Works, In Just Seven Paragraphs

Ronald Reagan put it this way: “Government isn’t the solution to the problem; government IS the problem.”

Here’s the perfect story to better understand how government works:

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert.  Congress said, “Someone may steal from it at night.”  So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

Then Congress said, “How does the watchman do his job without instruction?”  So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions and one person to do time studies.

Then Congress said, “How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?”  So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people, one to do the studies and one to write the reports.

Then Congress said, “How are these people going to get paid?”  So they created two positions, a time keeper and a payroll officer, then hired two people.

Then Congress said, “Who will be accountable for all of these people?”  So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, an Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

Then Congress said, “We have had this command in operation for one year, and we are $918,000 over budget.  We must cut back.”

So they laid off the night watchman.

And all the myriad levels of government, and all the bureaucrats who scurry around like the little rodents they basically are, do so by parasitically leaching off the once-productive but now dying private sector.

Now, as you ponder that, read this Wall Street Journal article: “We’ve become a nation of takers, not makers,” and understand that the above story came true in the liberal big government takeover of America.

Remember to continue voting Democrat: you’re too mindless and helpless to do anything else.

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