October 25, 2012
There is the old saying that states “We are the Federal government and we are here to help.”
If there ever were good reasons to vote for smaller government, here are prime examples. We need to do away with these two federal departments which are examples of waste caused by big government.
The Department of Energy was formed after the oil crisis on August 4, 1977 in order to end the United States dependence on foreign oil by President Jimmy Carter’s signing of legislation, The Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977 (P.L. 95-91, 91 Stat. 565). The current cost is $27.2 billion dollars.
In December 1979 we imported 195 million barrels of oil. In July 2012 we imported 266 million barrels of crude oil. The current administration is actively trying to prevent American drilling for oil.
The United States Department of Education, also referred to as ED or the ED for (the) Education Department, is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government. Created by the Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88) and signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on October 17, 1979, it began operating on May 16, 1980. The current cost is $69.8 billion dollars.
That is a total of $97 billion dollars for these two useless departments and what are the results. It is hard to get objective education statistics because all states do not test to the same standard tests. But looking locally, there can be no doubt that the Department of Education and local educators have failed. Education is a local responsibility and the Department of Education should be done away with and we should impose high local test standards and require compliance. Education, or lack of it, is our #1 problem and the department of education has failed in its stated purpose to raise the educational level of American students.