Tuesday, November 3, 2009
How Government Works...
Once upon a time, the government had a scrapyard in the middle of a desert. The government said, "Someone may steal from it at night." So they created a night watchman position and hired a man for the job.
Then the government said, "How will the watchman perform his duties properly without proper instruction?" So they created a planning department and hired three people, one to write the instructions, one to instruct the watchman and one to do time studies.
Then the government said, "How will we know the planning department is doing their assigned tasks correctly?" So they created a Quality Control department and hired ten people. Five to do the studies and five to write the reports.
Then the goverment said, "How are these people going to get paid?" So They created a payroll division, and hired twenty people.
Then the government said, "Who will be accountable for overseeing all these people?" So they created an oversight agency and hired three hundred people to staff it.
Then the government said, "We have had this operation for only one Year and it is already $18,000,000 over budget - we must cutback on costs."
So they laid off the night watchman....