Ever wonder exactly how the government spends your tax money?
This little story explains it perfectly!
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 the following 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, Assistant
Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.
Then Congress said, 'We have had this command in operation
for one year and we are $18,000 over budget, we must cutback
So they laid off the night watchman.
Aren't you glad they're being responsible?