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Govermnent Effeciency

Tripleshot

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Once upon a time,the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of the nevada desert. Congress said someone might steal from it at night,so they created a night watchman position(GS-4) and hired a person for the job.

Then congress said "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?" So they created a planning position and hired two people; one person to write instructions(GS-12) and one person to do time studies(GS-11).

Then Congress said,"How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?" So they created a Q.C. position and hired two people,one GS-9 to do studies and one GS-11 to write the reports.

Then Congress said "How are these people going to get paid?" So they created the following positions, a Time keeper(GS-9) and a payroll officer(GS-11). Then they hired two people.

Then Congress said "Who will be accountable for all these people?" So they created an administrative position and hired three people, an Admin. officer(GS-13),an assistant Admin. officer(GS-13) and a legal secretary(GS-08).

Then Congress said "We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $18,000 over budget. We must cut back overall cost", so they laid off the night watchman.









I never take politics as serious as some may think. You just have to get to know me better.;););)
 

bigvince

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TRIPLE SHOT

dude i love your threads cause there is nothing like a good argument to get the blood flowing.

that is a prime example of american tax dollars at work....I wonder if the U.S. goverment ever audited it self....
 

Tripleshot

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hammers---Used to be $800.




In all fairness,audits where done and streamlining went into effect. The Republicans are now complaining it may have gone too far. (I might agree.I need more info)
 

bigvince

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isn't all that "streamlining" what got the US armed force into the state of unreadiness that there in now?
 

BoberFett

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Streamlining?

Is that what you call it when the department of education can't account for 700 million dollars?
 

Tominator

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I never take politics as serious as some may think. You just have to get to know me better

Apology accepted!;)

,,the story did not end there...

After a cutback, the remainder no doubt formed a Union.:disgust:
 

andylawcc

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haha, the first thing came through my mind after reading Goverment Effeciency was that
Lengthy "Oxymoron" Thread
 

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